Rollo, Illinois

Summary

Rollo is an unincorporated community in DeKalb County, Illinois, United States, located 5 miles (8.0 km) east-southeast of Paw Paw.

Rollo, Illinois
Rollo is located in Illinois
Rollo
Rollo
Rollo is located in the United States
Rollo
Rollo
Coordinates: 41°40′23″N 88°53′10″W / 41.67306°N 88.88611°W / 41.67306; -88.88611Coordinates: 41°40′23″N 88°53′10″W / 41.67306°N 88.88611°W / 41.67306; -88.88611
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyDeKalb
Elevation
748 ft (228 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total10.5
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
zip code
60547
Area code(s)815 & 779
GNIS feature ID422018[1]

HistoryEdit

A post office called Rollo was established in 1886, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1922.[2] The community was named after the Rollo Books[3] by Jacob Abbott.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rollo, Illinois
  2. ^ "DeKalb County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
  3. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 119.