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Welcome to Ashkum ...

The village of Ashkum is located in Iroquois County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Ashkum: ASH-kuhm<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ashkum has a population of 693 people<4> (see below for details).

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

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

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

Area codes for Ashkum: (815) & (779)<6>

The ZIP code for Ashkum: 60911<7>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ashkum had an population of 693 people. This is a decrease of 8.94% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.28% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ashkum had a population of 761 people. This makes Ashkum the county's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 761 people, the population of Ashkum increased 5.11% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 724 people).

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

Communities near Ashkum ...

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

  • Kankakee [Kankakee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kankakee
    • Kankakee [Kankakee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the north of Ashkum
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26,024 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kankakee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kankakee<9>
  • Watseka [Iroquois County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watseka
    • Watseka [Iroquois County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the southeast of Ashkum
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,767 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watseka
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watseka<9>
  • Gilman [Iroquois County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilman
    • Gilman [Iroquois County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<8> to the south of Ashkum
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,652 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilman<9>
  • Limestone [Kankakee County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Limestone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limestone
    • Limestone [Kankakee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the north of Ashkum
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,522 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Herscher [Kankakee County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herscher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herscher
      • Herscher [Kankakee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<8> to the northwest of Ashkum
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,504 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herscher<9>
    • Clifton [Iroquois County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Iroquois County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<8> to the north of Ashkum
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,321 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton<9>
    • Onarga [Iroquois County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Onarga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onarga
      • Onarga [Iroquois County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<8> to the south of Ashkum
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,264 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onarga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Onarga<9>
    • Saint Anne [Kankakee County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Anne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Anne
      • Saint Anne [Kankakee County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<8> to the northeast of Ashkum
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,193 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Anne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Anne<9>
    • Chatsworth [Livingston County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatsworth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatsworth
      • Chatsworth [Livingston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<8> to the southwest of Ashkum
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,115 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatsworth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chatsworth<9>
    • Chebanse [Iroquois County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chebanse
      • Chebanse [Iroquois County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<8> to the north of Ashkum
      • Estimated population in 2019: 971 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chebanse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chebanse<9>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ashkum ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Illinois

About Iroquois County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Iroquois County: www.iroquois-co.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Iroquois, 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 Ashkum. 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 Ashkum.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ashkum - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (779) is an overlay for area code (815).
<7>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 Ashkum). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ashkum or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<8>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ashkum) 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 Ashkum. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ashkum

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashkum. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8782, Longitude: -87.9531       In this case, the coordinates for Ashkum have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<9>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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