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Welcome to Edwardsville ...

The city of Edwardsville is located in Madison County<1> and is the County Seat for Madison County.

The pronunciation of Edwardsville: ED-werdz-vil<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Edwardsville has a population of 25,295 people<3> (see below for details).

Edwardsville is 560 feet [171 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Edwardsville lies within the (618) area code.

The ZIP codes for Edwardsville: 62025-62026<5>

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

Websites for Edwardsville ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Edwardsville had an population of 25,295 people. This is an increase of 4.12% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.7% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Edwardsville had a population of 24,293 people (which is 9.02% of the total population of Madison County). This makes Edwardsville the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Edwardsville represents 0.19% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 97th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 24,293 people, the population of Edwardsville increased 13.04% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 21,491 people).

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

Communities Also Named Edwardsville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 16 communities that are also named Edwardsville - they are located in Alabama (3), Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Edwardsville ...

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

  • Saint Louis
  • Florissant
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florissant
    • Florissant lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Edwardsville.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,795 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florissant
  • O'Fallon
  • Granite City
  • Alton
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alton
    • Alton lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Edwardsville.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,049 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alton<7>
  • East Saint Louis
  • Collinsville
  • Ferguson
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferguson
    • Ferguson lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Edwardsville.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,457 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferguson have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferguson
  • Godfrey
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Godfrey
    • Godfrey lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Edwardsville.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,393 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Godfrey have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Godfrey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Godfrey<7>
  • Fairview Heights
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview Heights
    • Fairview Heights lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Edwardsville.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,127 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Heights
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairview Heights<7>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Edwardsville. Our list includes 19 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Edwardsville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Edwardsville ...

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

Adding Edwardsville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Edwardsville 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 that we've found for Edwardsville was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1870.

We also found Edwardsville in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Edwardsville.

The official website for Edwardsville:

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The official website for State of Illinois:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Madison, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Edwardsville. 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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Edwardsville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Edwardsville - 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 Edwardsville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Edwardsville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Edwardsville includes: 62025 & 62026.
<6>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- Edwardsville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Edwardsville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from EdwardsvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edwardsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8113, Longitude: -89.9557    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.




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