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Welcome to Anderson ...

Anderson is located in Macoupin County<1>.

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

Anderson is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Communities Also Named Anderson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Illinois communities named Anderson: This one is located in Macoupin County and the other is located in Cass County.

Beyond Illinois, there are 70 communities that are also named Anderson - they are located in Alabama (3), Alaska, Arkansas (3), British Columbia, California, Georgia (7), Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Michigan (8), Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana (2), Nevada (2), New Jersey, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio (3), Oklahoma (2), Ontario (2), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (3), Quebec, South Carolina, Tennessee (5), Texas, Virginia, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin (3).

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

Communities near Anderson ...

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

  • Litchfield [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Litchfield
    • Litchfield [Montgomery County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Anderson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,715 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Litchfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Litchfield<5>
  • Carlinville [Macoupin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlinville
    • Carlinville [Macoupin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Anderson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,481 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlinville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlinville<5>
  • Auburn [Sangamon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
    • Auburn [Sangamon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of Anderson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,623 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<5>
  • Virden [Macoupin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virden
    • Virden [Macoupin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the north of Anderson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,330 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virden<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gillespie [Macoupin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gillespie
      • Gillespie [Macoupin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Anderson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,088 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gillespie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gillespie<5>
    • Girard [Macoupin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Girard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Girard
      • Girard [Macoupin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Anderson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,000 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Girard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Girard<5>
    • Mount Olive [Macoupin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Olive have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive [Macoupin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of Anderson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,939 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Olive<5>
    • Benld [Macoupin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benld have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benld
      • Benld [Macoupin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Anderson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,422 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benld
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benld<5>
    • Waverly [Morgan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
      • Waverly [Morgan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Anderson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,194 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waverly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waverly<5>
    • Divernon [Sangamon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Divernon
      • Divernon [Sangamon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Anderson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,105 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Divernon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Divernon<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 Anderson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Anderson.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Anderson ...

Looking for more information about Anderson? 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 Anderson, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Anderson.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Illinois

About Macoupin County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anderson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3439, Longitude: -89.8451       In this case, the coordinates for Anderson 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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