Old Westville

Name:

Old Westville

County:

Vermilion

Zip Code:

61883

Latitude / Longitude:

40°2’36N 87°38’17W

Elevation:

669 ft (204 m)

Time Zone:

Central (CST) (UTC-6)

Comments:

Westville is a village in Georgetown Township, Vermilion County, Illinois, United States. It is part of the Danville, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Remains:

The town was laid out in May 1873 by William P. and Elizabeth A. West, although it started out as a station on the Danville and Southwestern Railroad, and there had been settlements in this area prior to the platting. The first known settler was Moses Scott, who purchased land and built a structure in 1827. The post office was established on January 12, 1874. Telephone lines were first installed in 1900, and electricity arrived in 1901.

Established:

1896

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

The population was 3,175 at the 2000 census, and 2,972 in 2009.

Remarks:

 

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