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
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Illinois
County Lee
Elevation 656 ft (200 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 423272

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

The hamlet 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 until it was discontinued in 1931.[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.