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Welcome to Jacksonville ...

The city of Jacksonville is located in Morgan County<1> and is the County Seat for Morgan County.

The pronunciation of Jacksonville: JAK-suhn-vil<2>

When the people of Jacksonville refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Jacksonvillian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jacksonville has a population of 18,621 people<4> (see below for details).

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

Jacksonville is 580 feet [177 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The telephone area code for Jacksonville: (217)

The ZIP codes for Jacksonville: 62650-62651<6>

Websites for Jacksonville ...

Official Website:   www.jacksonvilleil.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.jacksonvilleareachamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jacksonville had an population of 18,621 people. This is a decrease of 4.24% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.68% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jacksonville had a population of 19,446 people (which is 54.71% of the total population of Morgan County). This makes Jacksonville the county's most populous community.

The population of Jacksonville represents 0.15% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 124th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 19,446 people, the population of Jacksonville increased 2.67% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 18,940 people).

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

Communities Also Named Jacksonville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 55 communities that are also named Jacksonville - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia (3), Indiana (2), Iowa (3), Kansas (4), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland (2), Mississippi, Missouri (4), Nevada, New Brunswick, New Jersey (2), New York (2), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (5), Oregon, Pennsylvania (6), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2), Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Jacksonville ...

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

  • Roodhouse [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roodhouse
    • Roodhouse [Greene County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southwest of Jacksonville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,646 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roodhouse
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roodhouse<8>
  • Winchester [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
    • Winchester [Scott County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Jacksonville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,466 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winchester<8>
  • Virginia [Cass County]
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    • Virginia [Cass County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the north of Jacksonville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,406 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virginia<8>
  • New Berlin [Sangamon County]
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    • New Berlin [Sangamon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Jacksonville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,329 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Berlin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Berlin<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Waverly [Morgan County]
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      • Waverly [Morgan County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southeast of Jacksonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,182 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waverly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waverly<8>
    • Ashland [Cass County]
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      • Ashland [Cass County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Jacksonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,169 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<8>
    • Meredosia [Morgan County]
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      • Meredosia [Morgan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the west of Jacksonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 961 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meredosia have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meredosia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meredosia<8>
    • Pleasant Plains [Sangamon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Plains
      • Pleasant Plains [Sangamon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Jacksonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 792 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Plains
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Plains<8>
    • Bluffs [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluffs
      • Bluffs [Scott County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the west of Jacksonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 658 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluffs have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluffs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluffs<8>
    • Franklin [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Morgan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southeast of Jacksonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 591 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<8>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jacksonville. Our list includes 73 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Jacksonville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jacksonville ...

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

Adding Jacksonville to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Mentions & References for Jacksonville

The Communities of Illinois

About Morgan County

About Illinois

The official website for Jacksonville: www.jacksonvilleil.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Morgan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Jacksonville. 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.
<3>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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jacksonville.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jacksonville - 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 city (such as Jacksonville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jacksonville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Jacksonville includes: 62650 & 62651.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jacksonville) 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 Jacksonville. 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 JacksonvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jacksonville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7343, Longitude: -90.2291    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>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.




 

 

 

 

 


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