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Villa Ridge, Illinois
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Country United States
State Illinois
County Pulaski
387 ft (118 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 618
GNIS feature ID 420315

Villa Ridge is an unincorporated community in Pulaski County, Illinois, United States. Villa Ridge has a post office with ZIP code 62996.

The town is located north of Mounds and was established in 1852 by the Illinois Central Railroad. An active rail line still runs through the town.

A post office was established in 1853 and named "Valley Forge"; it was changed to Villa Ridge in 1861. The present name is after a farm of the same name near the original town site.

Notable persons

  • Villa Ridge is the birthplace of John Morton Eshleman, who served as Lieutenant Governor of California during 1915 and 1916.
  • Laura Jacinta Rittenhouse was buried at Cairo City Cemetery (1911).
  • Hometown of Hunter Duke, a local radio personality on Mix 96.5 based out of Cape Girardeau.
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