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Welcome to Brookport ...

The city of Brookport is located in Massac County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Brookport, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1901.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Brookport has a population of 823 people<3> (see below for details).

Brookport is 340 feet [104 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Brookport: (618)

The ZIP code for Brookport: 62910<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Brookport had an population of 823 people. This is a decrease of 16.36% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 21.92% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Brookport had a population of 984 people (which is 6.38% of the total population of Massac County). This makes Brookport the county's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 984 people, the population of Brookport decreased 6.64% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,054 people).

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

Communities Also Named Brookport ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Brookport - it's located in Quebec.

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

Communities near Brookport ...

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

  • Metropolis
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
  • Calvert City
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calvert City
    • Calvert City is located in Marshall County (KY)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,509 people
    • Calvert City has also been known as:
    • Calvert
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calvert City <6>
  • La Center
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Center
    • La Center is located in Ballard County (KY)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 942 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Center <6>
  • Golconda
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golconda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golconda
    • Golconda is located in Pope County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 622 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Golconda <6>
  • Kevil
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kevil have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kevil
    • Kevil is located in Ballard County (KY)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 569 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kevil <6>
  • Lone Oak
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Oak
    • Lone Oak is located in McCracken County (KY)
  • Joppa
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joppa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joppa
    • Joppa is located in Massac County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 298 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Joppa <6>
  • Smithland
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
  • Hamletsburg
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamletsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamletsburg
    • Hamletsburg is located in Pope County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamletsburg <6>
  • Unionville
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unionville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unionville
    • Unionville is located in Massac County

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Brookport ...

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

Adding Brookport to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Brookport in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Brookport was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Brookport post office opened in 1901.

We also found Brookport on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Illinois (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Brookport.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brookport. 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 Massac, 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Brookport.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Brookport - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Brookport). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Brookport or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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