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Welcome to Kings ...

Kings is located in Ogle County<1>.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Kings, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1875.

Kings is 880 feet [268 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Kings: (815) and (779)<4>

Communities Also Named Kings ...

While we believe that this Kings is located in Ogle County, we know of another 2 Illinois communities named Kings. Those communities are located in the following counties: Coles and Perry County.

Beyond Illinois, there are 20 communities that are also named Kings - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Kings ...

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

  • Rockford
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • De Kalb
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
  • Rochelle
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
  • Byron
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Oregon
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
  • Winnebago
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Cherry Valley
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Valley
    • Cherry Valley is located in Winnebago County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,853 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherry Valley <5>
  • Mount Morris
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
  • Davis Junction
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
  • Kirkland
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirkland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkland
    • Kirkland is located in DeKalb County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,717 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kirkland <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 Kings. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Kings.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kings ...

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

Adding Kings to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Kings 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 Kings was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Kings post office opened in 1875.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Kings.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Ogle, 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 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 Kings - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (779) is an overlay for area code (815).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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