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|Elevation||623 ft (190 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||423275|
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.
- "Velma". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- Callary, Edward (2009). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois.
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