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Welcome to Cobden ...

The pronunciation of Cobden: KAHB-duhn<1>

The village of Cobden is located in Union County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Cobden has a population of 1,124 people<2> (see below for details).

Cobden is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Cobden: (618)

The ZIP code for Cobden: 62920<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cobden had a population of 1,157 people (or 6.5% of the total population of Union County). This makes Cobden the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,157 people, the population of Cobden increased 3.67% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,116 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Cobden had an population of 1,124 people. This is a decrease of 2.85% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.72% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Cobden ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2016
Anna   [Map]   4,269   S   5 miles [8 km]
Cambria   [Map]   1,271   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Carbondale   [Map]   26,179   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Carterville   [Map]   5,843   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Crainville   [Map]   1,402   NE   18 miles [29 km]
De Soto   [Map]   1,564   N   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Cobden.

Communities Also Named Cobden ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Cobden - they are located in Minnesota, Montana and Ontario.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cobden. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cobden. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cobden. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Cobden:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cobden ...

Looking for more information about Cobden? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cobden, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Cobden.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Cobden. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cobden.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cobden - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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 village (such as Cobden). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Cobden or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Cobden. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cobden) 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 Cobden. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cobden

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cobden. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5336, Longitude: -89.2546     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cobden have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cobden.