Goodenow, Illinois
Goodenow, Illinois is located in Illinois
Goodenow, Illinois
Goodenow, Illinois
Goodenow, Illinois is located in the United States
Goodenow, Illinois
Goodenow, Illinois
Coordinates: 41°23′29″N 87°38′12″W / 41.39139°N 87.63667°W / 41.39139; -87.63667Coordinates: 41°23′29″N 87°38′12″W / 41.39139°N 87.63667°W / 41.39139; -87.63667
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
 • Land0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
745 ft (227 m)
 • Total60
 • Density1,875.00/sq mi (716.64/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)708
GNIS feature ID409147[2]

Goodenow, is an unincorporated community in Will County, Illinois, United States.[2]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[3]


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First surveyed in 1839, 160 acres (65 ha) were purchased in 1853 by George Goodenow. Divided into "blocks, lots, streets and alleys" in 1872. It is in a semi-rural area with the closest town being Crete to the north and Beecher to the south. It is very wooded and contains remnant Oak trees and prairie grass with many houses on large, wooded lots. The major industry was the now-closed Beecher Landfill which took in garbage from the Chicago metropolitan area. Will Township Unity. To the east of the area is the 700-acre (2.8 km2) Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve. To the south, it is open farmlands for several miles until you get to the town of Beecher. The town lies on the Valparaiso Moraine and the small stream, Plum Creek, runs through the area.


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Goodenow
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.