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Opdyke was laid out in 1871, following construction of the St. Louis & Southeastern Railroad. The nearby, earlier town of Lynchburg was largely abandoned and moved to Opdyke.

A part of the railroad investment in this area was funded by a mortgage of $4,525,000 by Calhoun & Opdyke of New York. The town is named for Opdyke. It is possible that the name of the village is all that they got out of the investment.


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male ancestorArthur Huston WARREN (19 April 1879, Opdyke, Illinois, USA - 1965, Pierce, Washington, USA)
male ancestorWalter HOTTENSEN (11/25/1919, Opdyke, Illinois, USA - , Queens, New York, USA)
male ancestorJames Orval POWELL (20 October 1925, Opdyke, Illinois, USA - 16 June 1990, Mount Vernon, Illinois, USA)
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