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Augusta, Illinois

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The location of Augusta

Welcome to Augusta ...

The village of Augusta is located in Hancock County.

The location of Augusta has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

The pronunciation of Augusta: aw-GUHS-tuh<2>

When the people of Augusta refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Augustan<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Augusta has a population of 553 people<4> (see below for details).

Augusta was established in 1832.

The community of Augusta is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Augusta lies within the (217) area code.

The ZIP code for Augusta: 62311<6>

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Augusta had an population of 553 people. This is a decrease of 5.79% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.83% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Augusta ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Augusta and not the distance if driven.<7>.

Community   2017
Bowen   [Map]   465   W   5 miles [8 km]
Camp Point   [Map]   1,103   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Carthage   [Map]   2,483   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Clayton   [Map]   735   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Colchester   [Map]   1,317   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Golden   [Map]   627   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Augusta. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 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 Augusta. Our list includes 6 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 ...

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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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>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.

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<3>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.

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Augusta.

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<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Augusta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<6>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).

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<7>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- 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: 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Augusta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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