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Welcome to Elizabethtown ...

The village of Elizabethtown is located in Hardin County<1> and is the County Seat for Hardin County.


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


The pronunciation of Elizabethtown: ee-LIZ-uh-beth-town<3>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Elizabethtown, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1881.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Elizabethtown has a population of 275 people<4> (see below for details).

Elizabethtown is 370 feet [113 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Elizabethtown lies within the (618) area code.

The ZIP code for Elizabethtown: 62931<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Elizabethtown had an population of 275 people. This is a decrease of 8.03% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 20.98% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Elizabethtown had a population of 299 people (which is 6.92% of the total population of Hardin County). This makes Elizabethtown the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 299 people, the population of Elizabethtown decreased 14.08% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 348 people).

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

Communities Also Named Elizabethtown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 19 communities that are also named Elizabethtown - they are located in California (2), Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky, New Mexico, New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio (5), Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Texas.

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

Communities near Elizabethtown ...

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

  • Marion
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
    • Marion is located in Crittenden County (KY)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,850 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion <7>
  • Sturgis
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sturgis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sturgis
    • Sturgis is located in Union County (KY)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,792 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sturgis <7>
  • Shawneetown
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shawneetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shawneetown
    • Shawneetown is located in Gallatin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,070 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shawneetown <7>
  • Salem
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
    • Salem is located in Livingston County (KY)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 717 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem <7>
  • Golconda
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • 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 <7>
  • Equality
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Cave-In-Rock
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cave-In-Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave-In-Rock
    • Cave-In-Rock is located in Hardin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 278 people
    • Cave-In-Rock has also been known as:
    • Cave-In-Rock village
  • Old Shawneetown
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Shawneetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Shawneetown
    • Old Shawneetown is located in Gallatin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 164 people
  • Junction
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction
    • Junction is located in Gallatin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Junction <7>
  • Eddyville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eddyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eddyville
    • Eddyville is located in Pope County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 97 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eddyville <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 Elizabethtown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Elizabethtown.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Elizabethtown. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Elizabethtown.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elizabethtown ...

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

Adding Elizabethtown to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Elizabethtown 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 Elizabethtown was on a map titled Rand McNally Map (1881).

We also found Elizabethtown in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Elizabethtown.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Elizabethtown. 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 Hardin, 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>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Elizabethtown. 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Elizabethtown.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elizabethtown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 Elizabethtown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Elizabethtown or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>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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