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Westervelt, Illinois
Census-designated place
Westervelt Christian Church
Westervelt Christian Church
Country United States
State Illinois
County Shelby
 • Total 0.086 sq mi (0.22 km2)
 • Land 0.086 sq mi (0.22 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 653 ft (199 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 128
 • Density 1,488/sq mi (575/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
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.

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