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Apple River, Illinois

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Welcome to Apple River ...

The pronunciation of Apple River: AP-puhl - RIV-er<1>

The village of Apple River is located in Jo Daviess County.

A typical abbreviation for Apple River: Apple Riv.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Apple River has a population of 351 people<2> (see below for details).

Apple River is 1,000 feet [305 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Apple River: (815) and (779)<4>

The ZIP code for Apple River: 61001<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Apple River had a population of 366 people. This makes Apple River the county's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 366 people, the population of Apple River decreased 3.43% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 379 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Apple River had an population of 351 people. This is a decrease of 4.1% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.39% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Apple River.

Communities near Apple River ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Apple River and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<6>.

Community   2016
Galena   [Map]   3,255   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Lena   [Map]   2,800   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Stockton   [Map]   1,763   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Warren   [Map]   1,352   E   5 miles [8 km]
Benton (WI)   [Map]   955   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Cuba City (WI)   [Map]   2,055   W   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Apple River.

Communities Also Named Apple River ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Apple River - it's located in Nova Scotia.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Apple River. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Apple River. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Apple River.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Apple River:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Apple River ...

Looking for more information about Apple River? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Apple River, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Apple River.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Apple River. 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.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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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.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Apple River.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Apple River - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (779) is an overlay for area code (815). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Apple River.

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Apple River). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Apple River or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Apple River. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Apple River) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Apple River. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Apple River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Apple River. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5020, Longitude: -90.0946     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Apple River have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<7>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Apple River.


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