Weaver, Illinois

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Weaver, Illinois
Weaver, Illinois is located in Illinois
Weaver, Illinois
Weaver, Illinois
Weaver, Illinois is located in the United States
Weaver, Illinois
Weaver, Illinois
Coordinates: 39°25′05″N 87°35′58″W / 39.41806°N 87.59944°W / 39.41806; -87.59944Coordinates: 39°25′05″N 87°35′58″W / 39.41806°N 87.59944°W / 39.41806; -87.59944
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyClark
Elevation
561 ft (171 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)217
GNIS feature ID423294[1]

Weaver is an unincorporated community in Clark County, Illinois, United States. Weaver is located along U.S. Route 40 northeast of Marshall, between Pond Creek and Big Muddy River.[2]

History[edit]

The Weaver Coal and Coke Company dug a mine shaft in Weaver in September 1902.[2]

After Colonel W. P. Rend of Chicago acquired property at Weaver in 1904, the village became known as Rendville. In 1909, a steel tipple, a hotel, school, and several homes were built. The village was home to a company store.[2]

In 1921, the mine at Weaver was renamed Old Ben Twenty, as a result of the sale of the Rend properties to the Old Ben Coal Corporation, in 1921. The mine closed in 1927.[2]

The village was abandoned in 1938.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Weaver History". Williamson County Illinois Historical Society. 2018. Retrieved 2018-06-23.