Effner, Illinois

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Effner, Illinois
The defunct railway station
The defunct railway station
Effner is located in Illinois
Effner
Effner
Effner is located in the United States
Effner
Effner
Coordinates: 40°46′14″N 87°31′34″W / 40.77056°N 87.52611°W / 40.77056; -87.52611Coordinates: 40°46′14″N 87°31′34″W / 40.77056°N 87.52611°W / 40.77056; -87.52611
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyIroquois
TownshipSheldon
Elevation679 ft (207 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
60966
Area code(s)815
FIPS code18-20566[2]
GNIS feature ID447634

Effner is an unincorporated community on the border of the U.S. states of Illinois and Indiana. It lies principally in Iroquois County, Illinois[3] and partially in Newton County, Indiana.[4]

History[edit]

Effner was founded ca. 1860[5] and originally known as Haxby. A post office was established at Effner in 1899, but closed shortly thereafter in 1901.[6]

Geography[edit]

Effner is located at 40°46′14″N 87°31′34″W / 40.77056°N 87.52611°W / 40.77056; -87.52611 along US Routes 52 and 24 just east of the town of Sheldon. Most of Effner lies along the eastern edge of Sheldon Township in Iroquois County, Illinois; the local grain elevators and the defunct railway station are across the border in Jefferson Township in Newton County, Indiana. A line of the Toledo, Peoria and Western Railway connecting Sheldon and Kentland passes through town just south of the highway.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. March 13, 2018. Retrieved 2018-03-13.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Effner, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Effner, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 122. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...this village was established about 1860.
  6. ^ "Newton County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 9 September 2015.