Harlem, Illinois

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Harlem, Illinois
Harlem, Illinois is located in Illinois
Harlem, Illinois
Harlem, Illinois
Harlem, Illinois is located in the United States
Harlem, Illinois
Harlem, Illinois
Coordinates: 42°20′25″N 89°01′04″W / 42.34028°N 89.01778°W / 42.34028; -89.01778Coordinates: 42°20′25″N 89°01′04″W / 42.34028°N 89.01778°W / 42.34028; -89.01778
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyWinnebago
Elevation
755 ft (230 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)815 & 779
GNIS feature ID409785[1]

Harlem is an unincorporated community in Winnebago County, in the U.S. state of Illinois.[1]

History[edit]

A post office called Harlem was established in 1839, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1928.[2] The community was named after Harlem, New York.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Harlem, Illinois
  2. ^ "Winnebago County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  3. ^ 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. 81.