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Welcome to Appleton ...

Appleton is located in Knox County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Appleton, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

The pronunciation of Appleton: AP-puhl-tuhn<3>

Appleton was established in 1888.

Appleton is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Appleton: (309)

Communities Also Named Appleton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 22 communities that are also named Appleton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas (4), Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Appleton ...

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

  • Galesburg [Knox County]
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    • Galesburg [Knox County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Appleton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,803 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galesburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galesburg<6>
  • Abingdon [Knox County]
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    • Abingdon [Knox County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Appleton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,008 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abingdon<6>
  • Knoxville [Knox County]
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    • Knoxville [Knox County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Appleton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,692 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knoxville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knoxville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Knoxville<6>
  • Galva [Henry County]
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    • Galva [Henry County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Appleton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,449 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galva
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galva<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Farmington [Fulton County]
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      • Farmington [Fulton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Appleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,181 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmington have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmington<6>
    • Elmwood [Peoria County]
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      • Elmwood [Peoria County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Appleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,995 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmwood<6>
    • Toulon [Stark County]
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      • Toulon [Stark County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Appleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,144 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toulon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Toulon<6>
    • Brimfield [Peoria County]
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      • Brimfield [Peoria County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Appleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 820 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brimfield have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brimfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brimfield<6>
    • Wataga [Knox County]
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      • Wataga [Knox County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Appleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 773 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wataga have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wataga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wataga<6>
    • Woodhull [Henry County]
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      • Woodhull [Henry County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Appleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 771 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodhull have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodhull
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodhull<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Appleton ...

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

Adding Appleton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Appleton 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 Appleton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Illinois

About Knox County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Appleton. 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 Knox, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Appleton. 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Appleton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Appleton) 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 Appleton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AppletonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Appleton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9356, Longitude: -90.1614       In this case, the coordinates for Appleton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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