Shale City, Illinois

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Shale City, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Shale City, Illinois is located in Illinois
Shale City, Illinois
Shale City, Illinois
Shale City, Illinois is located in the US
Shale City, Illinois
Shale City, Illinois
Coordinates: 41°13′11″N 90°38′26″W / 41.21972°N 90.64056°W / 41.21972; -90.64056Coordinates: 41°13′11″N 90°38′26″W / 41.21972°N 90.64056°W / 41.21972; -90.64056
Country United States
State Illinois
County Mercer
Elevation 722 ft (220 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 309
GNIS feature ID 418274[1]

Shale City is an unincorporated community in Greene Township, Mercer County, Illinois, United States.[2] Shale City is 3 miles (4.8 km) west-northwest of Viola.

Shale City was the home of the Continental Brick factory. In 1915, the factory was sold to the Hydraulic Press Brick Company of St. Louis. Shale City was a company town of about 40 houses, a grocery store, a pool hall, a gas station, and a school.[3]

In 1910, a spur was constructed off the Gilchrist to Aledo branch of the Rock Island Southern Railway. The spur connected just west of Gilchrist.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Shale City, Illinois
  2. ^ Mercer County General Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Illinois Department of Transportation. 1988. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 
  3. ^ Quad-Cities On Line - "Wrigley Field began in Shale City molds " By Pam Berenger, Dispatch/Argus Staff writer Jun 13, 1999
  4. ^ Page 3, http://www.mchsil.org/media/site_assets/d5c6134bca9657692da338fd8e08aeb1/assets/summer_2014.pdf