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Welcome to Bowen ...

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

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

The pronunciation of Bowen: BOH-uhn<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bowen has a population of 457 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Bowen.

Bowen is 690 feet [210 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Bowen is located in the (217) area code.

The ZIP code for Bowen: 62316<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bowen had an population of 457 people. This is a decrease of 7.49% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.58% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bowen had a population of 494 people. This makes Bowen the county's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 494 people, the population of Bowen decreased 7.66% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 535 people).

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

Communities Also Named Bowen ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Bowen - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado (2), Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Tennessee and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Bowen ...

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

  • Hamilton [Hancock County]
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    • Hamilton [Hancock County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Bowen
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,715 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamilton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamilton<8>
  • Carthage [Hancock County]
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    • Carthage [Hancock County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the north of Bowen
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,457 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<8>
  • Colchester [McDonough County]
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    • Colchester [McDonough County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Bowen
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,288 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Colchester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colchester<8>
  • Camp Point [Adams County]
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    • Camp Point [Adams County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the south of Bowen
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,093 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Camp Point
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camp Point<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mendon [Adams County]
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      • Mendon [Adams County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Bowen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 961 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mendon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mendon<8>
    • Clayton [Adams County]
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      • Clayton [Adams County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the south of Bowen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 673 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Clayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<8>
    • Golden [Adams County]
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      • Golden [Adams County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the south of Bowen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 617 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Golden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Golden<8>
    • Ursa [Adams County]
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      • Ursa [Adams County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of Bowen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 605 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ursa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ursa<8>
    • Augusta [Hancock County]
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      • Augusta [Hancock County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the east of Bowen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 543 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Augusta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Augusta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Augusta<8>
    • Plymouth [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
      • Plymouth [Hancock County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Bowen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 466 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Plymouth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth<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 Bowen. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bowen.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bowen. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Bowen.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bowen ...

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bowen. 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 Bowen. 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bowen.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bowen - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 Bowen). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bowen or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bowen) 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 Bowen. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bowen

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bowen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2321, Longitude: -91.0633       In this case, the coordinates for Bowen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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