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Durham, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Illinois
County Hancock
Elevation 643 ft (196 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 217
GNIS feature ID 422643

Durham is an unincorporated community in Hancock County, Illinois, United States. Durham is 6 miles (9.7 km) west of La Harpe.


Durham was laid out in 1839. A large share of the early settlers being natives of Durham, Connecticut caused the name to be selected. A post office was established at Durham in 1850, and remained in operation until 1905.

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