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Ridgefield, Illinois
Country United States
State Illinois
County McHenry
Elevation
938 ft (286 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
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.

History

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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