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Welcome to Anchor ...

The village of Anchor is located in McLean County.

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

The pronunciation of Anchor: ANK-er<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Anchor has a population of 141 people<3> (see below for details).

Anchor is 770 feet [235 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Anchor (for example, toward Ambia (IN)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Anchor is located in the (309) area code.

The ZIP code for Anchor: 61720<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Anchor had a population of 146 people. This makes Anchor the county's 21st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 146 people, the population of Anchor decreased 16.57% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 175 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Anchor had an population of 141 people. This is a decrease of 3.42% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 19.43% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Anchor ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Anchor and not the distance if you drove.<6>.

Community   2017
Chatsworth   [Map]   1,128   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Chenoa   [Map]   1,735   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Colfax   [Map]   1,026   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fairbury   [Map]   3,596   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Forrest   [Map]   1,159   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Gibson City   [Map]   3,307   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Communities Also Named Anchor ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Anchor - they are located in Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia.

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

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 Anchor. 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 Anchor. 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 Anchor.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Anchor:

Websites for Anchor ...

Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Anchor ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for McLean County:

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

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Anchor - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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 village (such as Anchor). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Anchor or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Anchor) 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 Anchor. 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 Anchor

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anchor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5683, Longitude: -88.5383     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Anchor have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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