Van Petten, Illinois

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Coordinates: 41°42′15″N 89°37′19″W / 41.7041994°N 89.6220477°W / 41.7041994; -89.6220477

Van Petten, Illinois
CountryUnited States
656 ft (200 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
GNIS feature ID423272

Van Petten is an unincorporated community in Lee County, Illinois, United States.

The community is named for A. G. Van Petten, the original owner of the town site.[1] A post office called Van Petten was established in 1901 and remained in operation for 30 years.[2] The population of the town (2013) is 2. The town is owned and operated by Dave and Babe Brandon [3]


  1. ^ 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. 133.
  2. ^ "Lee County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  3. ^ Becerk, Tara. "Welcome to Van Petten: Population 2",, Sterling, 13 February 2010. Retrieved on 27 June 2013.