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Delhi is located in Illinois
Location in Illinois
Country United States
State Illinois
County Jersey
Township Mississippi
600 ft (200 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 618

Delhi is an unincorporated community in Jersey County, Illinois, United States. It is located about five miles southeast of Jerseyville and about seven miles northwest of Godfrey along US Highway 67.


Delhi was originally called Lurton's, and under the latter name was founded by the Lurton family, and named for them. A post office was established at Lurton's in 1833, and the post office was renamed Delhi in 1836.


Delhi was served by the public K-12 Jersey Community Unit School District 100. District schools in Delhi included Delhi Elementary School. The school was closed in June 2012 due to district realignment.

Notable people

  • Carrie Thomas Alexander-Bahrenberg, operated a street railway system
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