Ridge Farm, Illinois

City: Ridge Farm

County: Vermilion

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 39.8833, -87.6500

Abraham Smith gave the name of Ridge Farm to the Vermilion County farm to which he moved in 1839. Smith was one of the first farmers to settle in the location, and the name Ridge Farm was subsequently applied to the area generally. A U.S. Post Office was established at Ridge Farm in 1841. Ridge Farm was platted as a village in 1853. The village is located five miles south of Georgetown.

Edward Callary, Place Names of Illinois (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2009), 296; H. W. Beckwith, History of Vermilion County (Chicago: H. H. Hill, 1879), 561, 573, 587-91;Record of Appointment of Postmasters, 1832-1971 , NARA Microfilm Publication, M841, 145 rolls, Records of the Post Office Department, RG 28, 1832-1844, 12b:592, National Archives Building, Washington, DC.