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Welcome to Nauvoo ...

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

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

The pronunciation of Nauvoo: nah-VOO<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Nauvoo has a population of 1,063 people<4> (see below for details).

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

Nauvoo is 570 feet [174 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The area code for Nauvoo: (217)

The ZIP code for Nauvoo: 62354<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Nauvoo had an population of 1,063 people. This is a decrease of 7.48% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Nauvoo had a population of 1,149 people (which is 6.01% of the total population of Hancock County). This makes Nauvoo the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,149 people, the population of Nauvoo increased 8.09% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,063 people).

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

Adding Nauvoo 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 Nauvoo 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 Nauvoo elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Nauvoo ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Nauvoo - they are located in Alabama, Kansas, Missouri, Pennsylvania (2) and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Nauvoo ...

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

  • Fort Madison [Lee County]
  • Keokuk [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keokuk
    • Keokuk [Lee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the south of Nauvoo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,157 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keokuk
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keokuk<8>
  • Hamilton [Hancock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamilton
    • Hamilton [Hancock County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the south of Nauvoo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,715 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamilton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamilton<8>
  • Carthage [Hancock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
    • Carthage [Hancock County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Nauvoo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,457 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Kahoka [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kahoka
      • Kahoka [Clark County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of Nauvoo
      • 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<8>
    • Warsaw [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warsaw
      • Warsaw [Hancock County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the south of Nauvoo
      • 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<8>
    • West Point [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Point
      • West Point [Lee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the north of Nauvoo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 930 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Point<8>
    • Dallas City [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dallas City
      • Dallas City [Hancock County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Nauvoo
      • 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<8>
    • Donnellson [Lee County]
    • Farmington [Van Buren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmington
      • Farmington [Van Buren County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the west of Nauvoo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 622 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmington<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 Nauvoo. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Nauvoo.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Nauvoo. Our list includes 27 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Nauvoo.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Nauvoo ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Illinois

About Hancock County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Nauvoo. 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 Nauvoo. 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 Nauvoo.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Nauvoo - 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 Nauvoo). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Nauvoo or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Nauvoo) 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 Nauvoo. 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 Nauvoo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nauvoo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5456, Longitude: -91.3828       In this case, the coordinates for Nauvoo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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