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Welcome to Chana ...

Chana is located in Ogle County<1>.

The pronunciation of Chana: CHAY-nuh<2>

Chana was established in 1871.

Chana is 780 feet [238 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Chana lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Chana: (815) and (779)<4>

The ZIP code for Chana: 61015<5>

Communities near Chana ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Chana.

  • Dixon
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Rochelle
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Byron
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
  • Oregon
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
  • Winnebago
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Mount Morris
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Davis Junction
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Amboy
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amboy have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amboy
    • Amboy is located in Lee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,287 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amboy <6>
  • Polo
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • Hillcrest
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
    • Hillcrest is located in Ogle County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,216 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Chana. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Chana.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Chana. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Chana.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Chana. See our Newspapers Page for Chana.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chana ...

Looking for more information about Chana? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Chana, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Chana.

Adding Chana to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Chana in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Chana was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1870.

We also found Chana in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Chana.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Chana. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Ogle, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Chana. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chana - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (779) is an overlay for area code (815).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Chana). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Chana or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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