Dimmick, Illinois

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Dimmick, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Dimmick, Illinois is located in Illinois
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
Country United States
State Illinois
County LaSalle
Elevation 659 ft (201 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 815 & 779
GNIS feature ID 422627[1]

Dimmick is an unincorporated community located 4 miles (6.4 km) northeast of Peru in Dimmick Township in LaSalle County. Though on maps it is located on N. 34th Road at the location of the former Dimmick Catholic Church, it is more commonly thought of as the area surrounding the Dimmick Grade School[citation needed]. 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.