Ridgefield, Illinois facts for kids

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Ridgefield, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Illinois
County McHenry
Elevation 938 ft (286 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 815 & 779
GNIS feature ID 416644

Ridgefield is an unincorporated community in McHenry County, Illinois, United States. Ridgefield is 3 miles (4.8 km) northwest of Crystal Lake. Ridgefield hosts a small number of antique shops in a small crossroads business district. Ridgefield also has a large grain storage facility and a retail hardware store. Metra commuter trains pass through Ridgefield on their way to Chicago from Woodstock without stopping, though are currently shelved plans to build a station here.


A post office called Ridgefield was first established in 1858. The community was named from the ridges near the town site.

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