From Illinois in Focus: A Photographic Tour of the Land of Lincoln.
It is located at the intersection of the Elva and Waterman roads and near the geographic center of DeKalb County, Illinois. It was built on land owned by Joseph F. Glidden, the inventor of barbed wire, and named for his daughter Elva Glidden Bush.
The town has a large grain elevator that looks as if it is made of nine tile silos (like a six pack from the side) with a barn on top of it.
The town is south of Route 110, west of Route 23 and north of Afton Center Road.