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Welcome to Furman ...

Furman is located in Saint Clair County<1>.

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

Furman is 550 feet [168 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Furman lies within the (618) area code.

Communities Also Named Furman ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Furman - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Mississippi and South Carolina.

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

Communities near Furman ...

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

  • Saint Louis
  • Belleville
  • O'Fallon
  • Granite City
  • East Saint Louis
  • Edwardsville
  • Collinsville
  • Jennings
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jennings
    • Jennings lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Furman.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,644 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jennings have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jennings
  • Cahokia
  • Shiloh
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shiloh
    • Shiloh lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Furman.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,653 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shiloh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shiloh
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shiloh<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 Furman. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Furman.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Furman ...

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

Adding Furman to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Furman. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.co.st-clair.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Saint Clair, 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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Furman - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Furman) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Furman. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6014, Longitude: -89.9668       In this case, the coordinates for Furman have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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