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Welcome to Cherry Point ...

Cherry Point is located in Edgar County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Cherry Point: CHAIR-ree<3>

A typical abbreviation for Cherry Point: Cherry Pt.

Cherry Point is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Cherry Point (for example, toward Dana (IN)), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Cherry Point is within the boundaries of the (217) area code.

Adding Cherry Point to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Cherry Point 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 Cherry Point was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Cherry Point ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Cherry Point - they are located in Alberta, British Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina and Washington.

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

Communities near Cherry Point ...

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

  • Paris [Edgar County]
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    • Paris [Edgar County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Cherry Point
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,144 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paris
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paris<6>
  • Clinton [Vermillion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
    • Clinton [Vermillion County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Cherry Point
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,618 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<6>
  • Georgetown [Vermilion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
    • Georgetown [Vermilion County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Cherry Point
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,145 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgetown<6>
  • Westville [Vermilion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westville
    • Westville [Vermilion County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Cherry Point
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,913 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Catlin [Vermilion County]
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      • Catlin [Vermilion County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Cherry Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,899 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Catlin<6>
    • Fairview Park [Vermillion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview Park
      • Fairview Park [Vermillion County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Cherry Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,298 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Park
    • Cayuga [Vermillion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cayuga
      • Cayuga [Vermillion County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Cherry Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,095 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cayuga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cayuga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cayuga<6>
    • Montezuma [Parke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montezuma
      • Montezuma [Parke County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Cherry Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 977 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montezuma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montezuma<6>
    • Oakland [Coles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
      • Oakland [Coles County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Cherry Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 845 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakland<6>
    • Newman [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newman
      • Newman [Douglas County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Cherry Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 836 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newman<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 Cherry Point. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cherry Point.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cherry Point ...

Looking for more information about Cherry Point? 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 Cherry Point, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Cherry Point.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Illinois

About Edgar County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cherry Point. 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 Edgar, 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 Cherry Point. 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cherry Point - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cherry Point) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cherry Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7992, Longitude: -87.7211       In this case, the coordinates for Cherry Point have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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