Dewmaine, Illinois

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Dewmaine was an unincorporated African-American coal-mining community in Williamson County, Illinois. Today the area is almost completely non-residential and vacant land, though it now sits at the northern edge of Carterville. Its name is an amalgamation of Admiral Dewey and the USS Maine from the Spanish–American War.[1]

A post office was established at Dewmaine in 1901, and remained in operation until 1931.[2] It is now served by the Carterville post office. Estimated population in 1958 was 50.[3]


  1. ^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 93. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7. 
  2. ^ "Williamson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  3. ^ James N. Adams, comp. 1989. Illinois Place Names. Springfield, Ill.: Illinois State Historical Society. 340.

Coordinates: 37°46′50″N 89°04′37″W / 37.78056°N 89.07694°W / 37.78056; -89.07694