Dewmaine, Illinois

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Dewmaine, Illinois
Dewmaine, Illinois is located in Illinois
Dewmaine, Illinois
Dewmaine, Illinois
Dewmaine, Illinois is located in the United States
Dewmaine, Illinois
Dewmaine, Illinois
Coordinates: 37°46′50″N 89°04′37″W / 37.78056°N 89.07694°W / 37.78056; -89.07694Coordinates: 37°46′50″N 89°04′37″W / 37.78056°N 89.07694°W / 37.78056; -89.07694
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyWilliamson
Elevation
430 ft (130 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)618
GNIS feature ID407173[1]

Dewmaine was an unincorporated African-American coal-mining community in Williamson County, Illinois. Today the area is almost completely non-residential and vacant land, though it now sits at the northern edge of Carterville, its name is an amalgamation of Admiral Dewey and the USS Maine from the Spanish–American War.[2]

A post office was established at Dewmaine in 1901, and remained in operation until 1931,[3] it is now served by the Carterville post office. Estimated population in 1958 was 50.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dewmaine". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 93. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7.
  3. ^ "Williamson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  4. ^ James N. Adams, comp. 1989. Illinois Place Names. Springfield, Ill.: Illinois State Historical Society. 340.