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Welcome to Hamilton ...

The city of Hamilton is located in Hancock County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Hamilton: HAM-il-tuhn<3>

When the people of Hamilton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Hamiltonian<4>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hamilton has a population of 2,715 people<5> (see below for details).

Hamilton was established in 1852.

The community of Hamilton is 490 feet [149 m] above sea level.<6>.

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

Hamilton is within the (217) area code.

The ZIP code for Hamilton: 62341<7>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hamilton had an population of 2,715 people. This is a decrease of 8% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.37% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hamilton had a population of 2,951 people (or 15.45% of the total population of Hancock County). This makes Hamilton the county's most populous community.

The population of Hamilton represents 0.02% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 426th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,951 people, the population of Hamilton decreased 2.58% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,029 people).

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

Adding Hamilton to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Hamilton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Hamilton elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a .

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

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

Communities Also Named Hamilton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 75 communities that are also named Hamilton - they are located in Alabama (2), Alaska, Arkansas (2), California (3), Colorado (4), Florida (2), Georgia, Indiana (5), Iowa, Kansas (5), Kentucky (3), Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland (2), Massachusetts (2), Michigan (3), Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey (2), New Mexico, New York (2), North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Prince Edward Island, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2), Virginia (4), Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin (3) and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Hamilton ...

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

  • Fort Madison [Lee County]
  • Carthage [Hancock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
    • Carthage [Hancock County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<8> to the east of Hamilton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,457 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<9>
  • Canton [Lewis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
    • Canton [Lewis County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<8> to the southwest of Hamilton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,302 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<9>
  • Kahoka [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kahoka
    • Kahoka [Clark County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<8> to the west of Hamilton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,028 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kahoka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kahoka
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kahoka<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Warsaw [Hancock County]
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      • Warsaw [Hancock County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<8> to the southwest of Hamilton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,480 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warsaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warsaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warsaw<9>
    • Nauvoo [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nauvoo
      • Nauvoo [Hancock County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<8> to the north of Hamilton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,063 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nauvoo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nauvoo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nauvoo<9>
    • Dallas City [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dallas City
      • Dallas City [Hancock County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<8> to the northeast of Hamilton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 872 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dallas City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dallas City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dallas City<9>
    • Montrose [Lee County]
    • Wayland [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayland
      • Wayland [Clark County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<8> to the west of Hamilton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 501 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wayland
    • Bowen [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowen
      • Bowen [Hancock County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<8> to the southeast of Hamilton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 457 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowen<9>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hamilton. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Hamilton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hamilton ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hamilton. 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 Hancock, 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 pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Hamilton. 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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Hamilton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Hamilton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hamilton.
<6>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hamilton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<7>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 Hamilton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hamilton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<8>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Hamilton) 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 Hamilton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hamilton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hamilton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3899, Longitude: -91.3624       In this case, the coordinates for Hamilton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<9>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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