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Welcome to Ashkum ...

The pronunciation of Ashkum: ASH-kuhm<1>

The village of Ashkum is located in Iroquois County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Ashkum has a population of 727 people<2> (see below for details).

Ashkum is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<3>.

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).

Telephone area codes for Ashkum: (815) and (779)<4>

The ZIP code for Ashkum: 60911<5>

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Ashkum had an population of 727 people. This is a decrease of 4.47% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.41% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Ashkum ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Ashkum and not the distance if you drove.<6>.

Community   2016
Chatsworth   [Map]   1,140   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Chebanse   [Map]   1,011   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Clifton   [Map]   1,394   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Gilman   [Map]   1,731   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Herscher   [Map]   1,544   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Kankakee   [Map]   26,445   N   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ashkum. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 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 Ashkum.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ashkum, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Ashkum.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Ashkum. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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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: www.illinois.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should 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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ashkum.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ashkum - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (779) is an overlay for area code (815). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Ashkum.

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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 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).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Ashkum. 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ashkum. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8782, Longitude: -87.9531     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ashkum have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<7>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ashkum.