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Welcome to Astoria ...

The village of Astoria is located in Fulton County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Astoria: as-TOH-ri-uh<3>

When the people of Astoria refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Astorian<4>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Astoria has a population of 1,032 people<5> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Astoria, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated January 24, 1839.

Astoria is 700 feet [213 m] above sea level.<6>.

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

The telephone area code for Astoria: (309)

The ZIP code for Astoria: 61501<7>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Astoria had an population of 1,032 people. This is a decrease of 9.55% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.5% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Astoria had a population of 1,141 people. This makes Astoria the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,141 people, the population of Astoria decreased 4.36% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,193 people).

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

Communities Also Named Astoria ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Astoria - they are located in Georgia, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Oregon and South Dakota.

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

Communities near Astoria ...

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

  • Beardstown [Cass County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beardstown
    • Beardstown [Cass County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<8> to the south of Astoria
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,335 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beardstown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beardstown<9>
  • Havana [Mason County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havana
    • Havana [Mason County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the east of Astoria
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,945 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havana
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Havana<9>
  • Rushville [Schuyler County]
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    • Rushville [Schuyler County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the southwest of Astoria
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,822 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rushville<9>
  • Lewistown [Fulton County]
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    • Lewistown [Fulton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<8> to the northeast of Astoria
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,096 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewistown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewistown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewistown<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Vermont [Fulton County]
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      • Vermont [Fulton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<8> to the northwest of Astoria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 624 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vermont<9>
    • Chandlerville [Cass County]
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      • Chandlerville [Cass County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the southeast of Astoria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 487 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chandlerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chandlerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chandlerville<9>
    • Industry [McDonough County]
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      • Industry [McDonough County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<8> to the northwest of Astoria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 432 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Industry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Industry<9>
    • Ipava [Fulton County]
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      • Ipava [Fulton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<8> to the north of Astoria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 412 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ipava have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ipava
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ipava<9>
    • Table Grove [Fulton County]
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      • Table Grove [Fulton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<8> to the north of Astoria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 372 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Table Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Table Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Table Grove<9>
    • Bath [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bath
      • Bath [Mason County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<8> to the east of Astoria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 306 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bath have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bath<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 Astoria. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Astoria.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Astoria ...

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

Adding Astoria to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Astoria was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1870.

We also found Astoria in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Astoria on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Illinois

About Fulton County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Astoria. 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 Fulton, 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 Astoria. 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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Astoria refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a village's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Astoria may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Astoria.
<6>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Astoria - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 Astoria). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Astoria 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- Astoria) 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 Astoria. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AstoriaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Astoria. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2281, Longitude: -90.3565       In this case, the coordinates for Astoria 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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