Mammoth Springs, Illinois

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Mammoth Springs
Mammoth Springs is located in Illinois
Mammoth Springs
Mammoth Springs
Coordinates: 41°51′16″N 87°56′56″W / 41.8544747°N 87.9489518°W / 41.8544747; -87.9489518Coordinates: 41°51′16″N 87°56′56″W / 41.8544747°N 87.9489518°W / 41.8544747; -87.9489518
CountryUnited States
659 ft (201 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
GNIS feature ID1771854

Mammoth Springs is an unincorporated community in York Township, DuPage County, Illinois, United States.[1]


The springs itself opened suddenly in 1861 on the Talmadge family farm, and was used until 1889 for irrigation. A wooden conduit was constructed in 1889 and from 1889 to 1916, before being depleted, the spring supplied all of the water for nearby Elmhurst (including supplying the source water for the Elmhurst Spring Water Company) and Oak Brook (including supplying the source water for the Mammoth Spring Ice Company).[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Mammoth Springs". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-07-05.
  2. ^ Chapek, Etta Susan, Oak Brook in Thompson, Richard A. (1985). DuPage Roots. DuPage County Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-07-05.
  3. ^ "Mammoth Spring". Salt Creek Greenway Association. Retrieved August 5, 2016.