Deselm, Illinois

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Deselm, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Deselm, Illinois is located in Illinois
Deselm, Illinois
Deselm, Illinois
Deselm, Illinois is located in the US
Deselm, Illinois
Deselm, Illinois
Coordinates: 41°14′58″N 87°58′28″W / 41.24944°N 87.97444°W / 41.24944; -87.97444Coordinates: 41°14′58″N 87°58′28″W / 41.24944°N 87.97444°W / 41.24944; -87.97444
Country United States
State Illinois
County Kankakee
Elevation 682 ft (208 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 815 & 779
GNIS feature ID 407148[1]

Deselm is an unincorporated community in Kankakee County, in the U.S. state of Illinois.[1]

History[edit]

A post office was established at Deselm in 1867, and remained in operation until 1902. [2]

John B. Deselm, the first postmaster, gave the community its name. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Deselm, Illinois
  2. ^ "Kankakee County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  3. ^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 92. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7.