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Welcome to Aiken ...

Aiken is located in Jo Daviess County<1>.

The pronunciation of Aiken: AY-kin<2>

When the people of Aiken refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Aikenite<3>

Aiken is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Aiken: (815) & (779)<5>

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.

Communities near Aiken ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Aiken.

  • Dubuque [Dubuque County]
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    • Dubuque [Dubuque County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Aiken
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,781 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dubuque
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dubuque<7>
  • Galena [Jo Daviess County]
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    • Galena [Jo Daviess County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the north of Aiken
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,151 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galena<7>
  • Bellevue [Jackson County]
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    • Bellevue [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Aiken
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,185 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellevue have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellevue<7>
  • Cuba City [Grant County]
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    • Cuba City [Grant County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Aiken
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,047 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuba City have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • East Dubuque [Jo Daviess County]
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      • East Dubuque [Jo Daviess County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Aiken
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,565 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Dubuque<7>
    • Hazel Green [Grant County]
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      • Hazel Green [Grant County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Aiken
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,219 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazel Green have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Shullsburg [Lafayette County]
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      • Shullsburg [Lafayette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Aiken
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shullsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Benton [Lafayette County]
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      • Benton [Lafayette County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Aiken
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 966 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hanover [Jo Daviess County]
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      • Hanover [Jo Daviess County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Aiken
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 769 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hanover have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanover<7>
    • Elizabeth [Jo Daviess County]
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      • Elizabeth [Jo Daviess County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Aiken
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 722 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabeth have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabeth<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Aiken. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Aiken.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Aiken.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Aiken. See our Newspapers 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.

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.

Adding Aiken to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Aiken in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Aiken was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Aiken on our Genealogy Page.

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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.

The official website for Jo Daviess County: www.jodaviess.org/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Jo Daviess, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Aiken - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (779) is an overlay for area code (815).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 AikenOur 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    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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