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Welcome to Obed ...

Obed is located in Shelby County<1>.

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

Obed is 700 feet [213 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Adding Obed 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 Obed 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 Obed 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 Obed on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Obed ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Obed - they are located in Alabama, Alberta and South Carolina.

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

Communities near Obed ...

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

  • Mount Zion [Macon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Zion
    • Mount Zion [Macon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Obed
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,795 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Zion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Zion<5>
  • Pana [Christian County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pana
    • Pana [Christian County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Obed
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,376 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pana
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pana<5>
  • Shelbyville [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelbyville
    • Shelbyville [Shelby County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Obed
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,495 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelbyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelbyville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelbyville<5>
  • Sullivan [Moultrie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sullivan
    • Sullivan [Moultrie County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Obed
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,433 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sullivan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sullivan<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Moweaqua [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moweaqua
      • Moweaqua [Shelby County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Obed
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,714 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moweaqua have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moweaqua
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moweaqua<5>
    • Long Creek [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Creek
      • Long Creek [Macon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the north of Obed
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,273 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Creek
    • Bethany [Moultrie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethany
      • Bethany [Moultrie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Obed
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,239 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethany<5>
    • Windsor [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
      • Windsor [Shelby County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of Obed
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,151 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windsor<5>
    • Macon [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macon
      • Macon [Macon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Obed
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,112 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Macon<5>
    • Blue Mound [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Mound
      • Blue Mound [Macon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Obed
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,072 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Mound have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mound
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Mound<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 Obed. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Obed.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Obed ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Obed. 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 Shelby, 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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Obed - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Obed) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Obed. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5653, Longitude: -88.9026       In this case, the coordinates for Obed have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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