Elva, Illinois

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Elva, Illinois
Elva is located in Illinois
Elva is located in the United States
Coordinates: 41°51′51″N 88°46′34″W / 41.86417°N 88.77611°W / 41.86417; -88.77611Coordinates: 41°51′51″N 88°46′34″W / 41.86417°N 88.77611°W / 41.86417; -88.77611
CountryUnited States
889 ft (271 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)815 & 779
GNIS feature ID421786[1]

Elva is an unincorporated community in DeKalb County, Illinois, United States, located 5 miles (8.0 km) south-southwest of DeKalb.

Elva was developed by Joseph Glidden of DeKalb, and was named after his daughter.[2] An 1892 map of Illinois shows the village with the famous grain elevator and train station just south of the main east west road through town. A 1910 Illinois map identifies the town as Elva Station, as a spur line connected up to DeKalb.


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Elva, Illinois
  2. ^ 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. 69.