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Welcome to Payson ...

The village of Payson is located in Adams County<1>.

The pronunciation of Payson: PAY-suhn<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Payson has a population of 990 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Payson is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Payson: (217)

The ZIP code for Payson: 62360<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Payson had an population of 990 people. This is a decrease of 3.51% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.13% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Payson had a population of 1,026 people. This makes Payson the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,026 people, the population of Payson decreased 3.75% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,066 people).

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

Adding Payson 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 Payson 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 Payson 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 Payson on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Payson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Payson - they are located in Arizona, Oklahoma and Utah.

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

Communities near Payson ...

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

  • Quincy [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quincy
    • Quincy [Adams County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Payson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 39,949 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quincy<7>
  • Hannibal [Marion County]
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    • Hannibal [Marion County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Payson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17,346 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hannibal
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hannibal<7>
  • Palmyra [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmyra
    • Palmyra [Marion County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Payson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,599 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmyra
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palmyra<7>
  • Barry [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barry
    • Barry [Pike County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Payson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,247 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barry<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Camp Point [Adams County]
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      • Camp Point [Adams County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Payson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,093 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Point have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camp Point<7>
    • New London [Ralls County]
    • Mendon [Adams County]
    • Ursa [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ursa
      • Ursa [Adams County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Payson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 605 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ursa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ursa<7>
    • Liberty [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Adams County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Payson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 503 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<7>
    • Hull [Pike County]
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      • Hull [Pike County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Payson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 433 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hull have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hull
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hull<7>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Payson ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Illinois

About Adams County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Adams County: www.co.adams.il.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Adams, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Payson. 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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Payson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Payson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Payson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Payson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Payson) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Payson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Payson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Payson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8174, Longitude: -91.2418    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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