Triumph, Illinois

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Triumph
1949 Triumph Depot.jpeg
Triumph Rail Depot in 1949
Triumph is located in Illinois
Triumph
Triumph
Location of Triumph within Illinois
Coordinates: 41°29′58″N 89°01′19″W / 41.49944°N 89.02194°W / 41.49944; -89.02194Coordinates: 41°29′58″N 89°01′19″W / 41.49944°N 89.02194°W / 41.49944; -89.02194
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyLaSalle County
TownshipOphir
Elevation669 ft (204 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Postal code
61371
Area code(s)815/779

Triumph is an unincorporated community in LaSalle County, Illinois, United States. Triumph is a small unincorporated community located just east of Interstate 39 in North Central Illinois. Their students attend nearby Mendota public schools. The village is home to one restaurant Countryside Bar and Grill. The town is also known for its curling club. The town has many farms surrounding it and contains fewer than 100 people.

History[edit]

Triumph was so named when supporters of establishing a post office "triumphed" over those who opposed it.[2] The Triumph post office has been in operation since 1857.[3] The Chicago Northwestern Railroad established a depot in Triumph around 1900. It stood until roughly 1950.[4]

Triumph Depot circa 1910

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USGS detail on Newtown". Retrieved 2007-10-21.
  2. ^ 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. 131.
  3. ^ "LaSalle County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Chicago & North Western Historical Society - Maps". cnwhs.org. Retrieved 2016-02-12.