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Welcome to Georgetown ...

The city of Georgetown is located in Vermilion County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Georgetown has a population of 3,186 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Georgetown is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Georgetown (for example, toward Cayuga (IN)), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Georgetown lies within the (217) area code.

The ZIP code for Georgetown: 61846<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Georgetown had an population of 3,186 people. This is a decrease of 8.29% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.18% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Georgetown had a population of 3,474 people. This makes Georgetown the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Georgetown represents 0.03% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 400th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,474 people, the population of Georgetown decreased 4.24% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,628 people).

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

Communities Also Named Georgetown ...

While we believe that this Georgetown is located in Vermilion County, we know of another 2 Illinois communities named Georgetown. Those communities are located in the following counties: Carroll and McDonough County.

Beyond Illinois, there are 109 communities that are also named Georgetown - they are located in Alabama (5), Alaska, Alberta, Arkansas (3), California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia (7), Idaho, Indiana (6), Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Maine (2), Maryland (2), Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska (2), New Jersey, New Mexico, New York (2), Newfoundland and Labrador (3), North Carolina (6), Ohio (9), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (8), Prince Edward Island, South Carolina (2), Tennessee (7), Texas (2), Utah (2), Virginia (4), Washington, West Virginia (4) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Georgetown ...

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

  • Danville [Vermilion County]
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    • Danville [Vermilion County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Georgetown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,106 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville<7>
  • Westville [Vermilion County]
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    • Westville [Vermilion County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the north of Georgetown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,913 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westville<7>
  • Tilton [Vermilion County]
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    • Tilton [Vermilion County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Georgetown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,655 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tilton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tilton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tilton<7>
  • Covington [Fountain County]
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    • Covington [Fountain County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Georgetown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,540 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Covington<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Catlin [Vermilion County]
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      • Catlin [Vermilion County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Georgetown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,899 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Catlin<7>
    • Oakwood [Vermilion County]
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      • Oakwood [Vermilion County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Georgetown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,460 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakwood<7>
    • Chrisman [Edgar County]
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      • Chrisman [Edgar County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Georgetown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,234 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chrisman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chrisman<7>
    • Homer [Champaign County]
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      • Homer [Champaign County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Georgetown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,143 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homer<7>
    • Cayuga [Vermillion County]
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      • Cayuga [Vermillion County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Georgetown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,095 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cayuga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cayuga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cayuga<7>
    • Montezuma [Parke County]
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      • Montezuma [Parke County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Georgetown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 977 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montezuma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montezuma<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 Georgetown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Georgetown.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Georgetown ...

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

Adding Georgetown to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Illinois

About Vermilion County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Vermilion County: www.co.vermilion.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 Vermilion, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Georgetown.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Georgetown - 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 Georgetown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Georgetown or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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 from Point A (ie- Georgetown) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Georgetown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GeorgetownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Georgetown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9775, Longitude: -87.6353       In this case, the coordinates for Georgetown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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