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Welcome to Argenta ...

The village of Argenta is located in Macon County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Argenta: ahr-JEN-tuh<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Argenta has a population of 877 people<4> (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.<5>.

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

Argenta lies within the (217) area code.

The ZIP code for Argenta: 62501<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Argenta had an population of 877 people. This is a decrease of 7.39% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.78% since the 2000 Census).

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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Argenta ...

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

  • Decatur [Macon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decatur
    • Decatur [Macon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Argenta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 70,746 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decatur<8>
  • Clinton [De Witt County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
    • Clinton [De Witt County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Argenta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,857 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<8>
  • Mount Zion [Macon County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Zion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Zion
    • Mount Zion [Macon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the south of Argenta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,795 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Zion<8>
  • Monticello [Piatt County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monticello have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
    • Monticello [Piatt County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the east of Argenta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,534 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monticello<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Forsyth [Macon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forsyth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forsyth
      • Forsyth [Macon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Argenta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,479 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forsyth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forsyth<8>
    • Maroa [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maroa
      • Maroa [Macon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Argenta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,711 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maroa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maroa<8>
    • Bement [Piatt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bement have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bement
      • Bement [Piatt County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the east of Argenta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,667 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bement
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bement<8>
    • Cerro Gordo [Piatt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cerro Gordo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cerro Gordo
      • Cerro Gordo [Piatt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the southeast of Argenta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,347 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cerro Gordo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cerro Gordo<8>
    • Harristown [Macon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harristown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harristown
      • Harristown [Macon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Argenta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,292 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harristown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harristown<8>
    • Long Creek [Macon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Creek
      • Long Creek [Macon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the south of Argenta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Creek

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

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

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

Communities in Illinois

About Macon County

About Illinois

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.

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Macon, 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 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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Argenta.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Argenta - 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 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).
<7>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 for our own planning, 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       In this case, the coordinates for Argenta 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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