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Galton, Illinois
Country United States
State Illinois
County Douglas
Elevation
650 ft (200 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 217
GNIS feature ID 408860

Galton is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, Illinois, United States. Galton is located on U.S. Route 45, 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Arcola.

The community was named after Douglas Galton, a British actuary who visited Illinois several times to examine the books of the Illinois Central Railroad on behalf of Dutch and British investors. In 1883, a post office was established.

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