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Welcome to Beardstown ...

The city of Beardstown is located in Cass County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Beardstown has a population of 5,434 people<2> (see below for details).

Beardstown was established in 1819 and was incorporated in 1896.

The community of Beardstown is 440 feet [134 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Beardstown is within the (217) area code.

The ZIP code for Beardstown: 62618<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Beardstown had an population of 5,434 people. This is a decrease of 11.25% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.76% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Beardstown had a population of 6,123 people (or 44.88% of the total population of Cass County). This makes Beardstown the county's most populous community.

The population of Beardstown represents 0.05% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 298th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,123 people, the population of Beardstown increased 6.19% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,766 people).

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

Communities Also Named Beardstown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Beardstown - they are located in Indiana and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Beardstown ...

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

  • Rushville [Schuyler County]
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    • Rushville [Schuyler County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Beardstown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,822 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rushville<6>
  • Mount Sterling [Brown County]
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    • Mount Sterling [Brown County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Beardstown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,888 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Sterling have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Sterling
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Sterling<6>
  • Virginia [Cass County]
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    • Virginia [Cass County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Beardstown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,406 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virginia<6>
  • Astoria [Fulton County]
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    • Astoria [Fulton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Beardstown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,015 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Astoria have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Astoria
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Astoria<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Meredosia [Morgan County]
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      • Meredosia [Morgan County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Beardstown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 961 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meredosia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meredosia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meredosia<6>
    • Bluffs [Scott County]
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      • Bluffs [Scott County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Beardstown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 658 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluffs have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluffs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluffs<6>
    • Vermont [Fulton County]
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      • Vermont [Fulton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Beardstown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 624 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vermont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vermont<6>
    • Chandlerville [Cass County]
    • Chapin [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapin
      • Chapin [Morgan County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Beardstown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 474 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapin have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chapin<6>
    • Versailles [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Versailles
      • Versailles [Brown County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Beardstown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 453 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Versailles have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Versailles
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Versailles<6>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Beardstown. Our list includes 26 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Beardstown.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Beardstown ...

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

Adding Beardstown to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Beardstown 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 Beardstown was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Beardstown on a map titled Rand McNally Map (1881).

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Cass, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Beardstown.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Beardstown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 city (such as Beardstown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Beardstown or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Beardstown) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Beardstown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BeardstownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beardstown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0126, Longitude: -90.4295    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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