Galton, Illinois

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Galton, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Galton, Illinois is located in Illinois
Galton, Illinois
Galton, Illinois
Galton, Illinois is located in the US
Galton, Illinois
Galton, Illinois
Coordinates: 39°44′22″N 88°18′01″W / 39.73944°N 88.30028°W / 39.73944; -88.30028Coordinates: 39°44′22″N 88°18′01″W / 39.73944°N 88.30028°W / 39.73944; -88.30028
Country United States
State Illinois
County Douglas
Elevation 650 ft (200 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 217
GNIS feature ID 408860[1]

Galton is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, Illinois, United States. Galton is located on U.S. Route 45, 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Arcola.

The community was named after Douglas Galton, a British actuary who visited Illinois several times to examine the books of the Illinois Central Railroad on behalf of Dutch and British investors. In 1883, a post office was established.[2]

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