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Welcome to Alexander ...

Alexander is located in Morgan County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Alexander: AL-eg-ZAN-der<3>

Alexander is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Alexander is located in the (217) area code.

The ZIP code for Alexander: 62601<5>

Communities Also Named Alexander ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Illinois communities named Alexander: This one is located in Morgan County and the other is located in Kane 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.

Communities near Alexander ...

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

  • Jacksonville [Morgan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonville
    • Jacksonville [Morgan County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Alexander
    • Estimated population in 2019: 18,603 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksonville<7>
  • Chatham [Sangamon County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatham
    • Chatham [Sangamon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Alexander
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,008 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chatham<7>
  • Auburn [Sangamon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
    • Auburn [Sangamon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Alexander
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,623 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<7>
  • South Jacksonville [Morgan County]
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for South Jacksonville
    • South Jacksonville [Morgan County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Alexander
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,102 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Jacksonville
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jerome [Sangamon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jerome have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerome
      • Jerome [Sangamon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,588 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerome
    • Leland Grove [Sangamon County]
      • 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.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leland Grove
      • Leland Grove [Sangamon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,464 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland Grove
    • Virginia [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia
      • Virginia [Cass County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,435 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virginia<7>
    • New Berlin [Sangamon County]
      • 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.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Berlin
      • New Berlin [Sangamon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,333 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Berlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Berlin<7>
    • Waverly [Morgan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
      • Waverly [Morgan County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,194 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waverly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waverly<7>
    • Ashland [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland [Cass County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,191 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<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 Alexander. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alexander.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alexander ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alexander. 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 Morgan, 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 Alexander. 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alexander - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 Alexander). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alexander or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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- 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 Alexander

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alexander. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7245, Longitude: -90.0382       In this case, the coordinates for Alexander have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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