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Welcome to Barr ...

Barr is located in Sangamon County<1>.

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

Barr is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Barr: (217)

Communities Also Named Barr ...

While we believe that this Barr is located in Sangamon County, we know of another 2 Illinois communities named Barr. Those communities are located in the following counties: Cook and Macoupin County.

Beyond Illinois, there are 15 communities that are also named Barr - they are located in Colorado (2), Georgia, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Barr ...

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

  • Springfield [Sangamon County]
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    • Springfield [Sangamon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Barr
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 113,671 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springfield<5>
  • Sherman [Sangamon County]
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    • Sherman [Sangamon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Barr
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,660 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sherman<5>
  • Rochester [Sangamon County]
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    • Rochester [Sangamon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Barr
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,715 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rochester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rochester<5>
  • Riverton [Sangamon County]
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    • Riverton [Sangamon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Barr
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,430 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverton<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Petersburg [Menard County]
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      • Petersburg [Menard County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Barr
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,207 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petersburg<5>
    • Mason City [Mason County]
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      • Mason City [Mason County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the north of Barr
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,088 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mason City<5>
    • Jerome [Sangamon County]
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      • Jerome [Sangamon County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the south of Barr
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,575 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jerome have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Southern View [Sangamon County]
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      • Southern View [Sangamon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Barr
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,557 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southern View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Williamsville [Sangamon County]
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      • Williamsville [Sangamon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the east of Barr
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,490 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsville<5>
    • Leland Grove [Sangamon County]
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      • Leland Grove [Sangamon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Barr
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,451 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leland Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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 Barr. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Barr.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Barr. See our Newspapers Page for Barr.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Barr ...

Looking for more information about Barr? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Barr, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Barr.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Sangamon County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Barr. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Sangamon County: www.co.sangamon.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Sangamon, 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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Barr - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Barr) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barr. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9620, Longitude: -89.6970       In this case, the coordinates for Barr have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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