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Our Genealogy Helper for Alexander ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Alexander (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Alexander. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Alexander is located in Morgan County.

To see how the shape of Illinois' counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Morgan County: Brown, Cass, Greene, Macoupin, Pike, Sangamon & Scott.

Below are the counties that are near Alexander. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Alexander:

  • Morgan County     (The home county of Alexander)
    • Arnold [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnold
      • Arnold [Morgan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arnold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
    • Pisgah [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pisgah
      • Pisgah [Morgan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pisgah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pisgah
    • Franklin [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Morgan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 591 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<3>
    • Prentice [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prentice
      • Prentice [Morgan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Alexander
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prentice
    • Waverly [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
      • Waverly [Morgan County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,182 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jacksonville [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonville
      • Jacksonville [Morgan County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,488 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksonville<3>
    • South Jacksonville [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Jacksonville
      • South Jacksonville [Morgan County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,075 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Jacksonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Jacksonville
    • Woodson [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodson
      • Woodson [Morgan County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 483 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodson<3>
    • Literberry [Morgan County]
    • Arcadia [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia
      • Arcadia [Morgan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexander
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    • Murrayville [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murrayville
      • Murrayville [Morgan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 541 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murrayville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lynnville [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynnville
      • Lynnville [Morgan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 113 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynnville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynnville
    • Concord [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
      • Concord [Morgan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Brown County
    • Versailles [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Versailles
      • Versailles [Brown County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 453 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Versailles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ripley [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
      • Ripley [Brown County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 82 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ripley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
  • Cass County
    • Ashland [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland [Cass County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,169 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<3>
    • Old Princeton [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Princeton
      • Old Princeton [Cass County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexander
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    • Philadelphia [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philadelphia
      • Philadelphia [Cass County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Alexander
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia
    • Sylvan [Cass County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvan
      • Sylvan [Cass County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sylvan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Virginia [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia
      • Virginia [Cass County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,406 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Newmansville [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newmansville
      • Newmansville [Cass County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Alexander
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newmansville
    • Arenzville [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arenzville
      • Arenzville [Cass County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 360 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arenzville<3>
    • Chandlerville [Cass County]
    • Hagener [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hagener
      • Hagener [Cass County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hagener have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hagener
    • Bluff Springs [Cass County]
    • Beardstown [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beardstown
      • Beardstown [Cass County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,335 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beardstown<3>
    • Oak Grove [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Cass County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
  • Christian County
    • Tovey [Christian County]
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      • Tovey [Christian County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 467 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tovey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tovey<3>
    • Bulpitt [Christian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bulpitt
      • Bulpitt [Christian County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 199 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bulpitt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bulpitt<3>
    • Edinburg [Christian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edinburg
      • Edinburg [Christian County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,006 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edinburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Kincaid [Christian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kincaid
      • Kincaid [Christian County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,362 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kincaid have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jeisyville [Christian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeisyville
      • Jeisyville [Christian County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 100 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeisyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Morrisonville [Christian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrisonville
      • Morrisonville [Christian County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 990 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrisonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Palmer [Christian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmer
      • Palmer [Christian County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Fulton County
    • Astoria [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Astoria
      • Astoria [Fulton County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,015 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Astoria have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Astoria<3>
  • Greene County
    • Roodhouse [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roodhouse
      • Roodhouse [Greene County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,646 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roodhouse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roodhouse<3>
    • Greenfield [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
      • Greenfield [Greene County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 965 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenfield<3>
    • White Hall [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Hall
      • White Hall [Greene County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,269 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Hall<3>
    • Wrights [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wrights
      • Wrights [Greene County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wrights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Patterson [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patterson
      • Patterson [Greene County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patterson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wilmington [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmington
      • Wilmington [Greene County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilmington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmington
    • Belltown [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belltown
      • Belltown [Greene County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belltown
    • Rockbridge [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockbridge
      • Rockbridge [Greene County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 154 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockbridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hillview [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillview
      • Hillview [Greene County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillview<3>
    • Carrollton [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
      • Carrollton [Greene County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,352 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Eldred [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eldred
      • Eldred [Greene County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 183 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eldred have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Kane [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kane
      • Kane [Greene County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 396 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Jersey County
    • Fidelity [Jersey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fidelity
      • Fidelity [Jersey County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 113 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fidelity have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Logan County
    • Elkhart [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhart
      • Elkhart [Logan County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 389 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkhart<3>
    • Middletown [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown [Logan County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 301 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cornland [Logan County]
    • Broadwell [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broadwell
      • Broadwell [Logan County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 135 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broadwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • New Holland [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Holland
      • New Holland [Logan County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 266 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Holland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lake Fork [Logan County]
  • Macoupin County
    • Modesto [Macoupin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Modesto
      • Modesto [Macoupin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 180 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Modesto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Scottville [Macoupin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottville
      • Scottville [Macoupin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 107 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Palmyra [Macoupin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmyra
      • Palmyra [Macoupin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 654 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmyra have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Virden [Macoupin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virden
      • Virden [Macoupin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,302 people
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    • Girard [Macoupin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Girard
      • Girard [Macoupin County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,981 people
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    • Hettick [Macoupin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hettick
      • Hettick [Macoupin County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 171 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hettick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Nilwood [Macoupin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nilwood
      • Nilwood [Macoupin County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 227 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nilwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Standard City [Macoupin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standard City
      • Standard City [Macoupin County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 144 people
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    • Comer [Macoupin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comer
      • Comer [Macoupin County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Comer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Carlinville [Macoupin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlinville
      • Carlinville [Macoupin County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,441 people
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    • Chesterfield [Macoupin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesterfield
      • Chesterfield [Macoupin County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesterfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Medora [Macoupin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medora
      • Medora [Macoupin County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 390 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Plainview [Macoupin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainview
      • Plainview [Macoupin County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Mason County
    • White City [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White City
      • White City [Mason County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Kilbourne [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilbourne
      • Kilbourne [Mason County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 271 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kilbourne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bath [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bath
      • Bath [Mason County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 306 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bath have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Easton [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easton
      • Easton [Mason County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 283 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Easton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Poplar City [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar City
      • Poplar City [Mason County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mason City [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason City
      • Mason City [Mason County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,088 people
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    • Havana [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havana
      • Havana [Mason County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,945 people
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  • Menard County
    • Tallula [Menard County]
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      • Tallula [Menard County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 467 people
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    • Petersburg [Menard County]
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      • Petersburg [Menard County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,207 people
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    • Athens [Menard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens [Menard County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,893 people
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    • Oakford [Menard County]
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      • Oakford [Menard County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 273 people
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    • Greenview [Menard County]
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      • Greenview [Menard County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 715 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Montgomery County
    • Farmersville [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmersville
      • Farmersville [Montgomery County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 662 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • White Oak [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Oak
      • White Oak [Montgomery County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Waggoner [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waggoner
      • Waggoner [Montgomery County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 247 people
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    • Harvel [Montgomery County]
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      • Harvel [Montgomery County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Raymond [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
      • Raymond [Montgomery County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 927 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Pike County
    • Bedford [Pike County]
    • Florence [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Pike County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 36 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Valley City [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley City
      • Valley City [Pike County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Chambersburg [Pike County]
    • Detroit [Pike County]
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      • Detroit [Pike County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81 people
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    • Milton [Pike County]
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      • Milton [Pike County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pearl [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl
      • Pearl [Pike County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Griggsville [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griggsville
      • Griggsville [Pike County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,125 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griggsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Perry [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perry
      • Perry [Pike County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 371 people
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    • Time [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Time
      • Time [Pike County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Time have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Sangamon County
    • New Berlin [Sangamon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Berlin
      • New Berlin [Sangamon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,329 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Berlin [Sangamon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berlin
      • Berlin [Sangamon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 173 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Maxwell [Sangamon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maxwell
      • Maxwell [Sangamon County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maxwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Loami [Sangamon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loami
      • Loami [Sangamon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 751 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loami have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pasfield [Sangamon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pasfield
      • Pasfield [Sangamon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pasfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pleasant Plains [Sangamon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Plains
      • Pleasant Plains [Sangamon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 792 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Curran [Sangamon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curran
      • Curran [Sangamon County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 206 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Curran have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lowder [Sangamon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowder
      • Lowder [Sangamon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Salisbury [Sangamon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
      • Salisbury [Sangamon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander
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    • Chatham [Sangamon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatham
      • Chatham [Sangamon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,159 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Auburn [Sangamon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [Sangamon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,591 people
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    • Jerome [Sangamon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerome
      • Jerome [Sangamon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,575 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jerome have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Leland Grove [Sangamon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leland Grove
      • Leland Grove [Sangamon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,451 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leland Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Schuyler County
    • Frederick [Schuyler County]
    • Browning [Schuyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Browning
      • Browning [Schuyler County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 122 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Browning have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rushville [Schuyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushville
      • Rushville [Schuyler County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,822 people
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  • Scott County
    • Manchester [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
      • Manchester [Scott County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 269 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manchester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Alsey [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alsey
      • Alsey [Scott County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alsey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Winchester [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
      • Winchester [Scott County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,466 people
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    • Exeter [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exeter
      • Exeter [Scott County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Exeter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Glasgow [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Scott County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 133 people
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    • Bluffs [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluffs
      • Bluffs [Scott County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 658 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluffs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Oxville [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxville
      • Oxville [Scott County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Alexander
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    • Naples [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naples
      • Naples [Scott County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 119 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Naples have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Alexander, see our County-by-County Page for Alexander.

Newspapers Published in Alexander ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 204 newspapers that have been published in the area around Alexander.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Alexander, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Alexander.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Alexander:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Illinois

Cemeteries Near Alexander ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Alexander.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Alexander covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Antioch Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Antioch Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Antioch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Sulphur Springs Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sulphur Springs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sulphur Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Luken Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Luken Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Luken Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Foutch Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Foutch Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Foutch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Wilcox Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wilcox Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wilcox Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • St. Mary's Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Mary's Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Mary's Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Pisgah Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pisgah Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pisgah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Union Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Island Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Island Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Island Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sacred Heart Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sacred Heart Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sacred Heart Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sacred Heart Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Alexander.
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    • Berea Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Berea Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Berea Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Berea Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Alexander.
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    • Little York Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Little York Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Little York Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Little York Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander.
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    • Union Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Union Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander.
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    • St. John's Lutheran Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. John's Lutheran Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Alexander.
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    • Scott Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Scott Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Scott Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Scott Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Alexander.
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Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Alexander had a population of 154 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Alexander, with the one closest to Alexander listed first.

  • Alexander [Morgan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander
    • Alexander [Morgan County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Alexander
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 154 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Alexander had a post office and railroad service
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  • Orleans [Morgan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orleans
    • Orleans [Morgan County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Alexander
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 38 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Orleans had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orleans have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Arnold [Morgan County]
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    • Arnold [Morgan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Alexander
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Arnold had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arnold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Pisgah [Morgan County]
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    • Pisgah [Morgan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pisgah had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pisgah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • New Berlin [Sangamon County]
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    • New Berlin [Sangamon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Alexander
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 494 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,329 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, New Berlin had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Sinclair [Morgan County]
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    • Sinclair [Morgan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexander
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sinclair had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sinclair have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Franklin [Morgan County]
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      • Franklin [Morgan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Alexander
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 578 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 591 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Franklin had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Berlin [Sangamon County]
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      • Berlin [Sangamon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Alexander
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 260 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 173 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Berlin had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Maxwell [Sangamon County] - Historic
      • While Maxwell was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maxwell
      • Maxwell [Sangamon County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Maxwell had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maxwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jordanville [Morgan County] - Historic
      • While Jordanville was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jordanville
      • Jordanville [Morgan County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Alexander
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Jordanville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jordanville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Prentice [Morgan County]
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      • Prentice [Morgan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Alexander
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 117 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Prentice had a post office and railroad service
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    • Waverly [Morgan County]
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      • Waverly [Morgan County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,337 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,182 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Waverly had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waverly<3>
    • Loami [Sangamon County]
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      • Loami [Sangamon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Alexander
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 383 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 751 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Loami had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loami have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loami<3>
    • Bates [Sangamon County]
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      • Bates [Sangamon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Alexander
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 108 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bates had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bates
    • Jacksonville [Morgan County]
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      • Jacksonville [Morgan County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Alexander
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12,935 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,488 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Jacksonville had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksonville<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Alexander. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alexander.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 from Point A (ie- Alexander) 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 Alexander. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlexanderOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alexander. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7252, Longitude: -90.0387    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Alexander, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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