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Rosecrans, Illinois
Rosecrans is located in Illinois
Rosecrans
Rosecrans
Rosecrans is located in the United States
Rosecrans
Rosecrans
Coordinates: 42°27′55″N 87°57′09″W / 42.46528°N 87.95250°W / 42.46528; -87.95250Coordinates: 42°27′55″N 87°57′09″W / 42.46528°N 87.95250°W / 42.46528; -87.95250
Country United States
StateIllinois
CountyLake
TownshipNewport
Named forWilliam Starke Rosecrans
Elevation
718 ft (219 m)

Rosecrans is an unincorporated community along Rosecrans Road (Illinois Route 173) just west of U.S. Route 41 in northern Lake County, Illinois, 2.0 miles (3.2 km) south of the Wisconsin state line and 7.8 miles (12.6 km) west of Lake Michigan. The community is named for American Civil War General William Starke Rosecrans. The business district is at the intersection of IL 173 and US 41, east of the residential community.