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Welcome to Alhambra ...

The village of Alhambra is located in Madison County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Alhambra: al-HAM-bruh<3>

When the people of Alhambra refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Alhambran<4>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Alhambra has a population of 650 people<5> (see below for details).

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

Alhambra is 550 feet [168 m] above sea level.<6>.

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

Alhambra lies within the (618) area code.

The ZIP code for Alhambra: 62001<7>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alhambra had an population of 650 people. This is a decrease of 4.55% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.17% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alhambra had a population of 681 people. This makes Alhambra the county's 24th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 681 people, the population of Alhambra increased 8.1% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 630 people).

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

Adding Alhambra to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Alhambra was

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

Communities Also Named Alhambra ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Alhambra - they are located in Alberta, Arizona, California, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Alhambra ...

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

  • Edwardsville [Madison County]
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    • Edwardsville [Madison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<8> to the southwest of Alhambra
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,233 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwardsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edwardsville<9>
  • Glen Carbon [Madison County]
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    • Glen Carbon [Madison County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<8> to the southwest of Alhambra
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,850 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Carbon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Carbon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Carbon<9>
  • Troy [Madison County]
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    • Troy [Madison County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the southwest of Alhambra
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,375 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy<9>
  • Wood River [Madison County]
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    • Wood River [Madison County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<8> to the west of Alhambra
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,051 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wood River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wood River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wood River<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Highland [Madison County]
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      • Highland [Madison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<8> to the south of Alhambra
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highland<9>
    • Bethalto [Madison County]
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      • Bethalto [Madison County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the west of Alhambra
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethalto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethalto
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethalto<9>
    • Maryville [Madison County]
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      • Maryville [Madison County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the southwest of Alhambra
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,952 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maryville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maryville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maryville<9>
    • Greenville [Bond County]
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      • Greenville [Bond County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<8> to the east of Alhambra
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,417 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<9>
    • East Alton [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Alton
      • East Alton [Madison County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<8> to the west of Alhambra
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,954 people
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    • Staunton [Macoupin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Staunton
      • Staunton [Macoupin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<8> to the north of Alhambra
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,954 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Staunton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Staunton<9>

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 Alhambra. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alhambra.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alhambra ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Madison County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.il.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Madison, 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 Alhambra. 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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Alhambra refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a village's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Alhambra may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alhambra.
<6>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alhambra - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<7>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 village (such as Alhambra). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alhambra or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<8>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Alhambra) 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 Alhambra. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlhambraOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alhambra. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8876, Longitude: -89.7359       In this case, the coordinates for Alhambra have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<9>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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