Welcome to Alexander ...
Although we found mention of Alexander during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Alexander was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.
While we are confident that Alexander was located in Kane County, we don't know its actual location within the county.
We've added Alexander to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Alexander - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Alexander, please Contact Us.
The pronunciation of Alexander: AL-eg-ZAN-der<2>
Time Zone: The area where we believe that Alexander might be (or was) located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Communities Also Named Alexander ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Illinois communities named Alexander: This one is located in Kane County and the other is located in Morgan County.
Beyond Illinois, there are 27 communities that are also named Alexander - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), Colorado, Georgia (2), Idaho, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Maine, Manitoba, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alexander.
Search for Local Businesses ...
We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.
Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.
If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.
|<1>||If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Alexander and then turned west". While Alexander could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Alexander as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.|
Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.
Also keep in mind that Alexander could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.
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|<2>||The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.|
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|<3>||All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.|
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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alexander.