Ridgefield, Illinois

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Ridgefield, Illinois
Ridgefield, Illinois is located in Illinois
Ridgefield, Illinois
Ridgefield, Illinois
Ridgefield, Illinois is located in the United States
Ridgefield, Illinois
Ridgefield, Illinois
Coordinates: 42°16′06″N 88°21′41″W / 42.26833°N 88.36139°W / 42.26833; -88.36139Coordinates: 42°16′06″N 88°21′41″W / 42.26833°N 88.36139°W / 42.26833; -88.36139
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyMcHenry
Elevation
938 ft (286 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)815 & 779
GNIS feature ID416644[1]

Ridgefield is an unincorporated community in McHenry County, Illinois, United States. Ridgefield is 3 miles (4.8 km) northwest of Crystal Lake. Ridgefield hosts a small number of antique shops in a small crossroads business district. Ridgefield also has a large grain storage facility and a retail hardware store. Metra commuter trains pass through Ridgefield on their way to Chicago from Woodstock without stopping, though are currently shelved plans to build a station here.

History[edit]

A post office called Ridgefield was first established in 1858.[2] The community was named from the ridges near the town site.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ridgefield, Illinois
  2. ^ "McHenry County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 26 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. 118.