Divide, Illinois

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Divide, Illinois
Divide is located in Illinois
Divide
Divide
Divide is located in the United States
Divide
Divide
Coordinates: 38°26′49″N 88°49′47″W / 38.44694°N 88.82972°W / 38.44694; -88.82972Coordinates: 38°26′49″N 88°49′47″W / 38.44694°N 88.82972°W / 38.44694; -88.82972
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyJefferson
Elevation
541 ft (165 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)618
GNIS feature ID422629[1]

Divide is an unincorporated community in Jefferson County, in the U.S. state of Illinois.[1]

History[edit]

A post office was established at Divide in 1879, and remained in operation until 1905;[2] the community most likely was so named on account of its location near a drainage divide.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Divide, Illinois
  2. ^ "Jefferson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  3. ^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 94. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7.