Effner, Illinois

Effner is an unincorporated community on the border of the U.S. states of Illinois and Indiana. It lies principally in Iroquois County, Illinois[3] and partially in Newton County, Indiana.[4]

Effner, Illinois
The defunct railway station
Coordinates: 40°46′14″N 87°31′34″W
CountryUnited States
Elevation679 ft (207 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)815
FIPS code18-20566[2]
GNIS feature ID447634


Effner was founded ca. 1860[5] and originally known as Haxby. A post office was established at Effner in 1899, but closed shortly thereafter in 1901.[6]


Effner is located at 40°46′14″N 87°31′34″W along US Routes 52 and 24 just east of the town of Sheldon. Most of Effner lies along the eastern edge of Sheldon Township in Iroquois County, Illinois; the local grain elevators and the defunct railway station are across the border in Jefferson Township in Newton County, Indiana. A line of the Toledo, Peoria and Western Railway connecting Sheldon and Kentland passes through town just south of the highway.


  1. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. March 13, 2018. Retrieved 2018-03-13.
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. "Effner, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  4. "Effner, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  5. Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 122. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...this village was established about 1860.
  6. "Newton County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
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