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Welcome to Arthur ...

The village of Arthur is primarily located in Douglas County. A portion of Arthur extends into Moultrie County.

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

The pronunciation of Arthur: AHR-thuhr<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Arthur has a population of 2,253 people<3> (see below for details).

Arthur is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Arthur (for example, toward Dana (IN)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The telephone area code for Arthur: (217)

The ZIP code for Arthur: 61911<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Arthur had a population of 2,288 people (which is 11.45% of the total population of Douglas County). This makes Arthur the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Arthur represents 0.02% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 465th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,288 people, the population of Arthur increased 3.86% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,203 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Arthur had an population of 2,253 people. This is a decrease of 1.53% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.27% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Arthur ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

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

Community   2017
Arcola   [Map]   2,882   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Atwood   [Map]   1,182   N   5 miles [8 km]
Bement   [Map]   1,684   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bethany   [Map]   1,275   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Cerro Gordo   [Map]   1,339   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Lovington   [Map]   1,069   W   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Communities Also Named Arthur ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 30 communities that are also named Arthur - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (3), Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

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 Arthur. 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 Arthur. 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 Arthur. Our list includes 5 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Arthur ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 Arthur. 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 Arthur.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Arthur - 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 Arthur). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Arthur 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Arthur) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Arthur. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Arthur

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arthur. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7144, Longitude: -88.4697     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Arthur have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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