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Welcome to Augusta ...

The village of Augusta is located in Hancock County<1>.


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


The pronunciation of Augusta: aw-GUHS-tuh<3>

Augusta was established in 1832.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Augusta has a population of 542 people<5> (see below for details).

The community of Augusta is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<6>.

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

The telephone area code for Augusta: (217)

The ZIP code for Augusta: 62311<7>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Augusta had an population of 542 people. This is a decrease of 7.67% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.5% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Augusta had a population of 587 people. This makes Augusta the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 587 people, the population of Augusta decreased 10.65% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 657 people).

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

Communities Also Named Augusta ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 29 communities that are also named Augusta - they are located in Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana (3), Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Augusta ...

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

  • Carthage
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Mount Sterling
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Colchester
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colchester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colchester
    • Colchester is located in McDonough County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,273 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colchester <8>
  • Camp Point
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Point
    • Camp Point is located in Adams County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,080 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camp Point <8>
  • Clayton
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
    • Clayton is located in Adams County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 668 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton <8>
  • Golden
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden
    • Golden is located in Adams County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 611 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Golden <8>
  • Plymouth
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
    • Plymouth is located in Hancock County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 459 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth <8>
  • Bowen
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowen
    • Bowen is located in Hancock County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 450 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowen <8>
  • Industry
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • Loraine
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loraine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loraine
    • Loraine is located in Adams County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 299 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loraine <8>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Augusta. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Augusta.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Augusta ...

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

Adding Augusta to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Augusta 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 Augusta was in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

We also found Augusta in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Augusta.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Augusta. 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 Hancock, 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 Augusta. 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 Augusta 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 Augusta 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 Augusta.
<6>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Augusta - 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 Augusta). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Augusta or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<8>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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