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Argenta, Illinois

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The location of Argenta

Welcome to Argenta ...

The village of Argenta is located in Macon County.

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

The pronunciation of Argenta: ahr-JEN-tuh<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Argenta has a population of 898 people<3> (see below for details).

The origin (or the toponymy) of Argenta: From the Latin word for silver: 'argentum'.

Argenta is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Argenta is within the boundaries of the (217) area code.

The ZIP code for Argenta: 62501<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Argenta had a population of 947 people. This makes Argenta the county's 10th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 947 people, the population of Argenta increased 2.82% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 921 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Argenta had an population of 898 people. This is a decrease of 5.17% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.5% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Argenta ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

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

Community   2017
Bement   [Map]   1,684   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cerro Gordo   [Map]   1,339   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Clinton   [Map]   6,981   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Decatur   [Map]   72,174   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Forsyth   [Map]   3,529   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Harristown   [Map]   1,307   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

Communities Also Named Argenta ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Argenta - they are located in Arkansas, British Columbia, Michigan (2), Montana, Nevada, Texas and Utah.

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

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 Argenta. 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 Argenta. 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 Argenta.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Argenta ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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 Argenta. 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 Argenta.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Argenta - 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 Argenta). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Argenta 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 '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- Argenta) 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 Argenta. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Argenta

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Argenta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9854, Longitude: -88.8186     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Argenta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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