Westervelt, Illinois facts for kids
Westervelt Christian Church
|• 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)|
|• Density||1,488/sq mi (575/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||420959|
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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