Durham, Illinois

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Durham, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Durham, Illinois is located in Illinois
Durham, Illinois
Durham, Illinois
Coordinates: 40°35′48″N 91°05′23″W / 40.59667°N 91.08972°W / 40.59667; -91.08972Coordinates: 40°35′48″N 91°05′23″W / 40.59667°N 91.08972°W / 40.59667; -91.08972
Country United States
State Illinois
County Hancock
Elevation 643 ft (196 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 217
GNIS feature ID 422643[1]

Durham is an unincorporated community in Hancock County, Illinois, United States. Durham is 6 miles (9.7 km) west of La Harpe.


Durham was laid out in 1839.[2] A large share of the early settlers being natives of Durham, Connecticut caused the name to be selected.[2] A post office was established at Durham in 1850, and remained in operation until 1905.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Durham, Illinois
  2. ^ a b Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 101. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7. 
  3. ^ "Hancock County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 November 2015.