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Westervelt, Illinois
Westervelt Christian Church
Westervelt Christian Church
Westervelt, Illinois is located in Illinois
Westervelt, Illinois
Westervelt, Illinois
Location in Illinois
Country  United States
State  Illinois
County Shelby
Township Ridge
Area
 • Total 0.09 sq mi (0.22 km2)
 • Land 0.09 sq mi (0.22 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
653 ft (199 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 131
 • Density 1,523.26/sq mi (591.04/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
62565
Area code(s) 217
GNIS feature ID 420959

Westervelt is a census-designated place in Shelby County, Illinois, United States. Its population was 128 as of the 2010 census.

History

Westervelt was established in 1904 as a station along the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad, which had recently opened a line through the area. The station drew settlers and businesses from the nearby community of Brunswick, and the new community grew quickly. A 1917 tornado killed six residents and destroyed nine buildings.

The Westervelt Christian Church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 130
2010 128 −1.5%
2020 131 2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
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