Velma, Illinois

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Velma, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Velma, Illinois is located in Illinois
Velma, Illinois
Velma, Illinois
Velma, Illinois is located in the US
Velma, Illinois
Velma, Illinois
Coordinates: 39°30′53″N 89°13′57″W / 39.51472°N 89.23250°W / 39.51472; -89.23250Coordinates: 39°30′53″N 89°13′57″W / 39.51472°N 89.23250°W / 39.51472; -89.23250
Country United States
State Illinois
County Christian
Elevation 623 ft (190 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 217
GNIS feature ID 423275[1]

Velma is an unincorporated community in Christian County, Illinois, United States.[1] It lies at 39°30′53″N 89°13′57″W / 39.51472°N 89.23250°W / 39.51472; -89.23250.[2]

A post office was established in 1894, but discontinued shortly thereafter, in 1897. The first postmaster, Hiram Shumway, named the hamlet for his daughter Velma.[3]

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