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Welcome to Welland ...

Welland is primarily located in La Salle County<1>. A portion of Welland extends into Lee County.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Welland, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1906.

Welland is 870 feet [265 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Communities Also Named Welland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named Welland - they are located in Ontario, South Dakota and Washington.

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

Communities near Welland ...

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

  • La Salle
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Salle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Salle
    • La Salle is located in La Salle County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,897 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Salle <5>
  • Mendota
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mendota have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mendota
    • Mendota is located in La Salle County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,904 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mendota <5>
  • Amboy
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • 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>
  • Earlville
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Earlville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Earlville
    • Earlville is located in La Salle County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,570 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Earlville <5>
  • Waterman
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterman
    • Waterman is located in DeKalb County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,497 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterman <5>
  • North Utica
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Utica have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Utica
    • North Utica is located in La Salle County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,333 people
  • Ladd
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ladd
    • Ladd is located in Bureau County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,184 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ladd <5>
  • Franklin Grove
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin Grove
    • Franklin Grove is located in Lee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 919 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin Grove <5>
  • Shabbona
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Leland
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leland
    • Leland is located in La Salle County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 902 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leland <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 Welland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Welland.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Welland ...

Looking for more information about Welland? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Welland, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Welland.

Adding Welland to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Welland post office opened in 1906.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Welland.

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

The official website for La Salle County: www.lasallecounty.org/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including La Salle, 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 Welland - 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:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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