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Welcome to Alexander ...
Although we found mention of Alexander during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Alexander was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..
While we are confident that Alexander was located in Kane County, we don't know its actual location within the county.
We've added Alexander to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Alexander - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Alexander, please Contact Us.
The pronunciation of Alexander: AL-eg-ZAN-der<2>
Time Zone: The area where we believe that Alexander might be (or was) located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Communities Also Named Alexander ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Illinois communities named Alexander: This one is located in Kane County and the other is located in Morgan County.
Beyond Illinois, there are 28 communities that are also named Alexander - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Arkansas (2), Colorado, Georgia (2), Idaho, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Maine, Manitoba, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alexander.
Adding Alexander 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.
Our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Alexander was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alexander on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Kane County: www.co.kane.il.us/
The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov
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This page was last modified: 29 Jun 2022