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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
 • Total 0.09 sq mi (0.22 km2)
 • Land 0.09 sq mi (0.22 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
653 ft (199 m)
 • Total 131
 • Density 1,523.26/sq mi (591.04/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
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.


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.


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