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Aiken, Illinois

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Welcome to Aiken ...

Aiken is located in Jo Daviess County.

The pronunciation of Aiken: AY-kin<1>

When the people of Aiken refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Aikenite<2>

Aiken is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Aiken: (815) & (779)<4>

Communities near Aiken ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Aiken and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Bellevue (IA)   [Map]   2,175   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Dubuque (IA)   [Map]   58,276   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
East Dubuque   [Map]   1,606   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Galena   [Map]   3,225   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Benton (WI)   [Map]   947   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Cuba City (WI)   [Map]   2,043   N   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Communities Also Named Aiken ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Aiken - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Texas (3).

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Aiken. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Aiken. 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 Aiken.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Aiken ...

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

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

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Aiken, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Aiken.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Illinois

About Jo Daviess County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Aiken. 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 for Aiken. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will 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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Aiken refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Aiken may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Aiken - 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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Aiken) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Aiken. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Aiken

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aiken. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3525, Longitude: -90.4155     [Map].

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<6>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Aiken.

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