Bluff City, Fayette County, Illinois facts for kids

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Bluff City, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Illinois
County Fayette
Township Vandalia
Elevation 515 ft (157 m)
Coordinates 38°57′50″N 89°02′47″W / 38.96389°N 89.04639°W / 38.96389; -89.04639
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 62471
Area code 618
Location of Bluff City within Illinois
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Location of Bluff City within Illinois
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States

Bluff City is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, Illinois, United States. This community is located two miles east of Vandalia on the historic road of U.S. Route 40.

History

The area around this community was said to have one of the largest pre-Columbian Native American settlements. In 1949, Bluff Equipment Inc., a Case IH, Kubota, and Arctic Cat dealership, was founded, and is still located there. In addition, it is rumored that debris from the Chicago Fire of 1871 was dumped near Bluff City. Bluff City was also the home of the Okaw Valley Opry, operated by Bill and Eveyln Oliver for many years.


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