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Welcome to Arthur ...

The village of Arthur is primarily located in Douglas County<1>. A portion of Arthur extends into Moultrie County.


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


The pronunciation of Arthur: AHR-thuhr<3>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Arthur, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1873.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Arthur has a population of 2,200 people<4> (see below for details).

Arthur is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<5>.

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).

Arthur is located in the (217) area code.

The ZIP code for Arthur: 61911<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Arthur had an population of 2,200 people. This is a decrease of 3.85% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.14% since the 2000 Census).

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 (with a count of 2,203 people).

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

Communities Also Named Arthur ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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.

Communities near Arthur ...

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

  • Mattoon
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Sullivan
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Tuscola
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuscola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuscola
    • Tuscola is located in Douglas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,370 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuscola <7>
  • Arcola
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
  • Villa Grove
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Villa Grove
    • Villa Grove is located in Douglas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,414 people
  • Bement
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • 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 is located in Piatt County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,661 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bement <7>
  • Cerro Gordo
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • 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 is located in Piatt County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,337 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cerro Gordo <7>
  • Bethany
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethany
    • Bethany is located in Moultrie County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,210 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethany <7>
  • Atwood
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atwood
    • Atwood is located in Piatt County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,155 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atwood <7>
  • Lovington
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lovington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovington
    • Lovington is located in Moultrie County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,010 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lovington <7>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Arthur. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding Arthur to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Arthur in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Arthur was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Arthur post office opened in 1873.

We also found Arthur in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Arthur.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Arthur. 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 Douglas, 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 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 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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Arthur.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Arthur - 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 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).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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