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Welcome to Crainville ...

The village of Crainville is located in Williamson County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Crainville, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Crainville has a population of 1,416 people<3> (see below for details).

Crainville is 470 feet [143 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Crainville: (618)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Crainville had an population of 1,416 people. This is an increase of 12.92% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 42.74% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Crainville had a population of 1,254 people. This makes Crainville the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,254 people, the population of Crainville increased 26.41% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 992 people).

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

Communities Also Named Crainville ...

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

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

Communities near Crainville ...

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

  • Carbondale
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
  • Marion
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
    • Marion is located in Williamson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,417 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion <5>
  • Herrin
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herrin
    • Herrin is located in Williamson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,625 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herrin <5>
  • West Frankfort
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Frankfort have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Frankfort
    • West Frankfort is located in Franklin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,733 people
  • Murphysboro
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Benton
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benton
    • Benton is located in Franklin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,784 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benton <5>
  • Johnston City
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Christopher
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Christopher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christopher
    • Christopher is located in Franklin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,686 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Christopher <5>
  • Zeigler
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zeigler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zeigler
    • Zeigler is located in Franklin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,671 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zeigler <5>
  • De Soto
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Soto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Soto
    • De Soto is located in Jackson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,503 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Soto <5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Crainville ...

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

Adding Crainville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Crainville 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 Crainville was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Crainville.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Crainville. 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 Williamson, 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 Crainville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Crainville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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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