Elva, Illinois

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Elva, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Elva is located in Illinois
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
Country United States
State Illinois
County DeKalb
Elevation 889 ft (271 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 815 & 779
GNIS feature ID 421786[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.