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Welcome to Anchor ...

The village of Anchor is located in McLean County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Anchor: ANK-er<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Anchor has a population of 140 people<4> (see below for details).

Anchor is 770 feet [235 m] above sea level.<5>.

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 lies within the (309) area code.

The ZIP code for Anchor: 61720<6>

Websites for Anchor ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.mcleancochamber.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Anchor, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Anchor had an population of 140 people. This is a decrease of 4.11% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 20% since the 2000 Census).

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 (which had a count of 175 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Anchor ...

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

  • Fairbury [Livingston County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairbury
    • Fairbury [Livingston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the north of Anchor
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,622 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairbury
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairbury<8>
  • Le Roy [McLean County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Le Roy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Le Roy
    • Le Roy [McLean County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of Anchor
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,493 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Le Roy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Le Roy<8>
  • Gibson City [Ford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibson City
    • Gibson City [Ford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Anchor
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,233 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibson City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gibson City<8>
  • Lexington [McLean County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lexington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
    • Lexington [McLean County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the west of Anchor
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,026 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Chenoa [McLean County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chenoa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chenoa
      • Chenoa [McLean County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Anchor
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,723 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chenoa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chenoa<8>
    • Forrest [Livingston County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forrest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forrest
      • Forrest [Livingston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Anchor
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,135 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forrest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forrest<8>
    • Chatsworth [Livingston County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatsworth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatsworth
      • Chatsworth [Livingston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Anchor
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,115 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatsworth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chatsworth<8>
    • Colfax [McLean County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colfax have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colfax
      • Colfax [McLean County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the west of Anchor
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,013 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colfax
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colfax<8>
    • Saybrook [McLean County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saybrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saybrook
      • Saybrook [McLean County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the south of Anchor
      • Estimated population in 2019: 668 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saybrook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saybrook<8>
    • Towanda [McLean County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Towanda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Towanda
      • Towanda [McLean County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the west of Anchor
      • Estimated population in 2019: 462 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Towanda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Towanda<8>

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Anchor.

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

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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Illinois

About McLean County

About Illinois

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: www.mclean.gov/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including McLean, 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 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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Anchor.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Anchor - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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).
<7>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 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       In this case, the coordinates for Anchor have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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