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Welcome to Long Creek ...

The village of Long Creek is located in Macon County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Long Creek, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1881.

A typical abbreviation for Long Creek: Long Crk. (or less commonly used: Long Ck. or Long Cr.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Long Creek has a population of 1,274 people<2> (see below for details).

Long Creek is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Long Creek: (217)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Long Creek had an population of 1,274 people. This is a decrease of 4.07% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.6% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Long Creek had a population of 1,328 people. This makes Long Creek the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Long Creek represents 0.01% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 592nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,328 people, the population of Long Creek decreased 2.64% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,364 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Long Creek.

Communities Also Named Long Creek ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 7 communities that are also named Long Creek - they are located in New Brunswick, North Carolina, Oregon, Prince Edward Island, South Dakota and Tennessee (2).

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

Communities near Long Creek ...

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

  • Decatur
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Sullivan
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Forsyth
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forsyth have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forsyth
    • Forsyth is located in Macon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,465 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forsyth <4>
  • Maroa
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Moweaqua
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moweaqua have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moweaqua
    • Moweaqua is located in Shelby County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,684 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moweaqua <4>
  • Bement
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bement have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bement
    • Bement is located in Piatt County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,661 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bement <4>
  • Cerro Gordo
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cerro Gordo have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cerro Gordo
    • Cerro Gordo is located in Piatt County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,337 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cerro Gordo <4>
  • Harristown
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harristown have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harristown
    • Harristown is located in Macon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,278 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harristown <4>
  • Bethany
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethany have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethany
    • Bethany is located in Moultrie County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,210 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethany <4>
  • Warrensburg
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warrensburg have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrensburg
    • Warrensburg is located in Macon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,112 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warrensburg <4>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Long Creek ...

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

Adding Long Creek to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Long Creek.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Long Creek. 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 Macon, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Long Creek.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Long Creek - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.









 

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