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December 15, 2017

Last modified: January 29, 2018

Carpenter is an unincorporated community in Hamel Township. In 1877, the Wabash railroad built a station and named the area Carpenter. That same year, John F. Opel laid out the town, and the plat was recorded May 9, 1877. A number of grain houses were built around the station, as well as a post office.1

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Cite this article: Ben Ostermeier, "Carpenter," Madison Historical: The Online Encyclopedia and Digital Archive for Madison County, Illinois, last modified January 29, 2018,
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