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Welcome to Lyndon ...

The village of Lyndon is located in Whiteside County<1>.


We aren't confident of the location of Lyndon, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>


The pronunciation of Lyndon: LIN-duhn<3>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Lyndon, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1846.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lyndon has a population of 610 people<4> (see below for details).

Lyndon is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Telephone area codes for Lyndon: (815) & (779)<6>

The ZIP code for Lyndon: 61261<7>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lyndon had an population of 610 people. This is a decrease of 5.86% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.77% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lyndon had a population of 648 people. This makes Lyndon the county's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 648 people, the population of Lyndon increased 14.49% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 566 people).

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

Communities Also Named Lyndon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 8 communities that are also named Lyndon - they are located in Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Lyndon ...

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

  • Clinton
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
    • Clinton is located in Clinton County (IA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,039 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton <8>
  • Sterling
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Rock Falls
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
  • Camanche
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camanche
    • Camanche is located in Clinton County (IA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,368 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camanche <8>
  • Morrison
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrison have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrison
    • Morrison is located in Whiteside County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,950 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morrison <8>
  • Fulton
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
    • Fulton is located in Whiteside County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,285 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fulton <8>
  • Erie
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erie have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erie
    • Erie is located in Whiteside County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,482 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erie <8>
  • Milledgeville
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Albany
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albany have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albany
    • Albany is located in Whiteside County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 856 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albany <8>
  • Tampico
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lyndon ...

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

Adding Lyndon to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lyndon 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 Lyndon was in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

We also found Lyndon in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Lyndon.

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

The official website for Whiteside County: www.whiteside.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Whiteside, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Lyndon. 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lyndon.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lyndon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (779) is an overlay for area code (815).
<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 village (such as Lyndon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lyndon or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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