Dimmick, Illinois

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Dimmick, Illinois
Dimmick, Illinois is located in Illinois
Dimmick, Illinois
Dimmick, Illinois
Dimmick, Illinois is located in the United States
Dimmick, Illinois
Dimmick, Illinois
Coordinates: 41°26′25″N 89°06′59″W / 41.44028°N 89.11639°W / 41.44028; -89.11639Coordinates: 41°26′25″N 89°06′59″W / 41.44028°N 89.11639°W / 41.44028; -89.11639
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyLaSalle
Elevation
659 ft (201 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)815 & 779
GNIS feature ID422627[1]

Dimmick is an unincorporated community located 4 miles (6.4 km) northeast of Peru in Dimmick Township in LaSalle County. In recent years, it has increased in population, with the construction of the small "Dimmick Fields" subdivision.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Dimmick in 1850, and remained in operation until 1912.[2] The community was named for J. "Squire" Dimmick, an early settler.[3] The railroad was extended to Dimmick ca. 1875.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dimmick, Illinois
  2. ^ "La Salle County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  3. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 63.
  4. ^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 93. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7.