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Welcome to Aledo ...

The city of Aledo is located in Mercer County<1> and is the County Seat for Mercer County.

The location of Aledo has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Aledo: uh-LEED-oh<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Aledo has a population of 3,432 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Aledo.

Aledo is 720 feet [219 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The telephone area code for Aledo: (309)

The ZIP code for Aledo: 61231<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Aledo had an population of 3,432 people. This is a decrease of 5.71% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.01% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Aledo had a population of 3,640 people (which is 22.15% of the total population of Mercer County). This makes Aledo the county's most populous community.

The population of Aledo represents 0.03% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 393rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,640 people, the population of Aledo has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,613 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Aledo.

Adding Aledo to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Aledo elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a .

We also found Aledo on a Rand McNally Map of Illinois (1897).

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

Communities Also Named Aledo ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Aledo - they are located in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

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

Communities near Aledo ...

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

  • Milan [Rock Island County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milan
    • Milan [Rock Island County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Aledo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,991 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milan<8>
  • Buffalo [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
    • Buffalo [Scott County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of Aledo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,272 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<8>
  • Andalusia [Rock Island County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Andalusia
    • Andalusia [Rock Island County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of Aledo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,148 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Andalusia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andalusia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Andalusia<8>
  • Viola [Mercer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Viola
    • Viola [Mercer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the east of Aledo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 888 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Viola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Viola
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Viola<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Alexis [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexis
      • Alexis [Mercer County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southeast of Aledo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 777 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexis<8>
    • Windsor [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
      • Windsor [Mercer County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the east of Aledo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 772 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
    • Matherville [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matherville
      • Matherville [Mercer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Aledo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 662 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matherville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matherville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Matherville<8>
    • New Boston [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Boston
      • New Boston [Mercer County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the west of Aledo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 650 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Boston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Boston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Boston<8>
    • Alpha [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpha
      • Alpha [Henry County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the east of Aledo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 635 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpha
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alpha<8>
    • Sherrard [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherrard
      • Sherrard [Mercer County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Aledo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 594 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherrard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherrard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sherrard<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 Aledo. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Aledo.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Aledo. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Aledo.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Aledo ...

Looking for more information about Aledo? 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 Aledo, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Aledo.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Mercer County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Mercer, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Aledo. 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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Aledo.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Aledo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 city (such as Aledo). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Aledo or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Aledo) 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 Aledo. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Aledo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aledo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1983, Longitude: -90.7461       In this case, the coordinates for Aledo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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