Donkville, Illinois
Donkville, Illinois is located in Illinois
Donkville, Illinois
Donkville, Illinois
Donkville, Illinois is located in the United States
Donkville, Illinois
Donkville, Illinois
Coordinates: 38°41′50″N 89°58′46″W / 38.69722°N 89.97944°W / 38.69722; -89.97944Coordinates: 38°41′50″N 89°58′46″W / 38.69722°N 89.97944°W / 38.69722; -89.97944
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyMadison
Elevation
515 ft (157 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)618
GNIS feature ID1736026[1]

Donkville is an unincorporated community in Madison County, in the U.S. state of Illinois.[1]

History

A post office was established at Donkville in 1901, and remained in operation until 1907.[2] The community's name honors Emile Donk, the owner of a local mine.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Donkville, Illinois
  2. ^ "Madison County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  3. ^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 96. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7.