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Welcome to Grand Detour ...

Grand Detour is located in Ogle County<1>.

The location of Grand Detour has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Grand Detour, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1838.

Grand Detour is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Grand Detour: (815) & (779)<4>

Communities Also Named Grand Detour ...

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Grand Detour.

Communities near Grand Detour ...

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

  • Dixon
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
  • Sterling
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Rochelle
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Rock Falls
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Byron
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Oregon
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Mount Morris
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
  • Amboy
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amboy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 <5>
  • Polo
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Forreston
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forreston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forreston
    • Forreston is located in Ogle County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,338 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forreston <5>

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 Grand Detour. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Grand Detour.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Grand Detour. 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 Grand Detour.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Grand Detour ...

Looking for more information about Grand Detour? 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 Grand Detour, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Grand Detour.

Adding Grand Detour to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Grand Detour 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 Grand Detour was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Grand Detour post office opened in 1838.

We also found Grand Detour in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Grand Detour.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Grand Detour. 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 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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Grand Detour - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (779) is an overlay for area code (815).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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