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Welcome to Geneseo ...
The location of Geneseo has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
The pronunciation of Geneseo: jen-uh-SEE-oh<3>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Geneseo, you might consider that their post office opened in 1851.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Geneseo has a population of 6,498 people<4> (see below for details).
Geneseo is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<5>.
Time Zone: Geneseo lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Geneseo is located in the (309) area code.
The ZIP code for Geneseo: 61254<6>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Geneseo had an population of 6,498 people. This is a decrease of 1.34% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.28% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Geneseo had a population of 6,586 people (or 13.05% of the total population of Henry County). This makes Geneseo the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Geneseo represents 0.05% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 290th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 6,586 people, the population of Geneseo increased 1.64% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,480 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Geneseo.
Communities Also Named Geneseo ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named Geneseo - they are located in Kansas, New York and North Dakota.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Geneseo.
Communities near Geneseo ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Geneseo.
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 Geneseo. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Geneseo.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Geneseo. 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 Geneseo.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Geneseo. Our list includes 14 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Geneseo.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Geneseo ...
Looking for more information about Geneseo? 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 Geneseo, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Geneseo.
Adding Geneseo to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Geneseo 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 Geneseo was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).
We also found Geneseo on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1870.
For more details, see References and Mentions for Geneseo.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov
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This page was last modified/updated: 04 Dec 2023