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Welcome to Alden ...

Alden is located in McHenry County<1>.

The pronunciation of Alden: AWL-den<2>

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

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

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

The ZIP code for Alden: 60001<5>

Communities Also Named Alden ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Alden - they are located in Alabama, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

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

Communities near Alden ...

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

  • Crystal Lake [McHenry County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Lake
    • Crystal Lake [McHenry County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Alden
    • Estimated population in 2018: 40,036 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crystal Lake<8>
  • McHenry [McHenry County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McHenry have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McHenry
    • McHenry [McHenry County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Alden
    • Estimated population in 2018: 27,022 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McHenry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McHenry<8>
  • Woodstock [McHenry County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodstock have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodstock
    • Woodstock [McHenry County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Alden
    • Estimated population in 2018: 25,268 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodstock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodstock<8>
  • Burlington [Racine County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burlington have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burlington
    • Burlington [Racine County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Alden
    • Estimated population in 2018: 11,003 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fox Lake [Lake County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Lake
      • Fox Lake [Lake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the east of Alden
      • Estimated population in 2018: 10,481 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fox Lake<8>
    • Elkhorn [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn
      • Elkhorn [Walworth County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the north of Alden
      • Estimated population in 2018: 9,998 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn
    • Harvard [McHenry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvard have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvard
      • Harvard [McHenry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the southwest of Alden
      • Estimated population in 2018: 9,130 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harvard<8>
    • Delavan [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delavan
      • Delavan [Walworth County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Alden
      • Estimated population in 2018: 8,310 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delavan
    • Lake Geneva [Walworth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Geneva have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Geneva
      • Lake Geneva [Walworth County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Alden
      • Estimated population in 2018: 7,962 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Geneva
    • Marengo [McHenry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marengo have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marengo
      • Marengo [McHenry County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the south of Alden
      • Estimated population in 2018: 7,457 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marengo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marengo<8>

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 Alden. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alden.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alden. 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 Alden.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alden ...

Looking for more information about Alden? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alden, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alden.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Illinois

About McHenry County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for McHenry County: www.co.mchenry.il.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including McHenry, 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 Alden. 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alden - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (779) is an overlay for area code (815).
<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 community (such as Alden). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alden or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alden) 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 Alden. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alden

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4590, Longitude: -88.5179    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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