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Welcome to Allen ...

Allen is located in Mason County<1>.

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

Allen is 530 feet [162 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Communities Also Named Allen ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 41 communities that are also named Allen - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado (3), Florida, Georgia (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (4), Montana (2), Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Allen ...

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

  • Pekin [Tazewell County]
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    • Pekin [Tazewell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Allen
    • Estimated population in 2018: 32,255 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pekin<5>
  • Lincoln [Logan County]
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    • Lincoln [Logan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of Allen
    • Estimated population in 2018: 13,685 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincoln<5>
  • Mason City [Mason County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason City
    • Mason City [Mason County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the south of Allen
    • Estimated population in 2018: 2,155 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mason City<5>
  • Tremont [Tazewell County]
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    • Tremont [Tazewell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Allen
    • Estimated population in 2018: 2,118 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tremont<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Delavan [Tazewell County]
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      • Delavan [Tazewell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Allen
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,616 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delavan<5>
    • Manito [Mason County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manito have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manito
      • Manito [Mason County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Allen
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,507 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manito<5>
    • Minier [Tazewell County]
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      • Minier [Tazewell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Allen
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,195 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minier<5>
    • South Pekin [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Pekin
      • South Pekin [Tazewell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of Allen
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,094 people
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    • Hopedale [Tazewell County]
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      • Hopedale [Tazewell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Allen
      • Estimated population in 2018: 826 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hopedale<5>
    • Greenview [Menard County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenview
      • Greenview [Menard County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Allen
      • Estimated population in 2018: 730 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenview<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Allen ...

Looking for more information about Allen? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Allen, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Allen.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Illinois

About Mason County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mason County: www.masoncountyil.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Mason, 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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Allen - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Allen) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3050, Longitude: -89.6496       In this case, the coordinates for Allen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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