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Villa Ridge, Illinois
|Elevation||387 ft (118 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||420315|
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 ZIP code is 62996.
Villa Ridge is the birthplace of John Morton Eshleman, who served as Lieutenant Governor of California during 1915 and 1916.
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