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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>

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 543 people<5> (see below for details).

Augusta was established in 1832.

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

Augusta is within the (217) area code.

The ZIP code for Augusta: 62311<7>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Augusta had an population of 543 people. This is a decrease of 7.5% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.35% 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 (which had a count of 657 people).

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

Communities Also Named Augusta ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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 [Hancock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
    • Carthage [Hancock County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the northwest of Augusta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,457 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<9>
  • Mount Sterling [Brown County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Sterling have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Sterling
    • Mount Sterling [Brown County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<8> to the southeast of Augusta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,909 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Sterling
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Sterling<9>
  • Colchester [McDonough County]
    • 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 [McDonough County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<8> to the northeast of Augusta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,288 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colchester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colchester<9>
  • Camp Point [Adams County]
    • 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 [Adams County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<8> to the southwest of Augusta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,093 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Point
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camp Point<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Clayton [Adams County]
      • 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 [Adams County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the south of Augusta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 673 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<9>
    • Golden [Adams County]
      • 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 [Adams County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<8> to the southwest of Augusta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 617 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Golden<9>
    • Plymouth [Hancock County]
      • 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 [Hancock County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<8> to the north of Augusta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 466 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth<9>
    • Bowen [Hancock County]
      • 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 [Hancock County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<8> to the west of Augusta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 457 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowen<9>
    • Industry [McDonough County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Industry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Industry
      • Industry [McDonough County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<8> to the east of Augusta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 438 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Industry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Industry<9>
    • Loraine [Adams County]
      • 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 [Adams County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<8> to the west of Augusta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 302 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loraine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loraine<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 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Illinois

About Hancock County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 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 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Augusta) 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 Augusta. 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 Augusta

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Augusta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2309, Longitude: -90.9498       In this case, the coordinates for Augusta 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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