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The location of Alexander









Welcome to Alexander ...

Alexander is located in Morgan County.

The location of Alexander has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

The pronunciation of Alexander: AL-eg-ZAN-der<2>

Alexander is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Alexander: (217)

The ZIP code for Alexander: 62601<4>

Communities near Alexander ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Alexander and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Population
DirDistance
Ashland   [Map]   1,219   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Auburn   [Map]   4,710   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Chatham   [Map]   12,624   E   18 miles [29 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   18,454   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Jerome   [Map]   1,607   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Leland Grove   [Map]   1,488   E   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Alexander.

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alexander. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alexander.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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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>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.

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<2>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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alexander - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alexander. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alexander have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alexander.

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