Edelstein, Illinois

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Edelstein
Edelstein is located in Peoria County, Illinois
Edelstein
Edelstein
Location of Edelstein
Edelstein is located in Illinois
Edelstein
Edelstein
Edelstein (Illinois)
Coordinates: 40°56′25″N 89°38′00″W / 40.94028°N 89.63333°W / 40.94028; -89.63333Coordinates: 40°56′25″N 89°38′00″W / 40.94028°N 89.63333°W / 40.94028; -89.63333
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyPeoria
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
61526
Area code(s)309
Telephone prefix249

Edelstein is an unincorporated village just off Illinois Route 40 in Peoria County, Illinois, 17.15 miles (27.60 km) north of Peoria City Hall, approximately 7.5 miles (12.1 km) north of the city limits of Peoria and 7.5 miles (12.1 km) west of Chillicothe.

Edelstein's main business is a manufacturing company named International Supply Company, which owns several blocks of the village.

Edelstein is home to one of the most formidable mainline railroad grades on the BNSF Railway's Chillicothe Subdivision. The crest of the grade is just east of town, and the hill is known to railroaders and rail fans alike as "Edelstein Hill".

History[edit]

A post office has been in operation at Edelstein since 1888.[1] The community's name honors John Edelstein, a railroad official.[2]

On June 25, 2009, the historic Hub Ballroom was destroyed by fire. Built in 1938, this building hosted celebrity appearances by Glenn Miller, Guy Lombardo, Jerry Lee Lewis, and others.[3]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Peoria County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  2. ^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 104. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7.
  3. ^ "Fire levels the historic Hub Ballroom in Edelstein". Star Courier. Retrieved 19 January 2014.