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As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Princeton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Princeton and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Princeton:
    • 41.371778, -89.465036
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Princeton
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Princeton ...

We found 43 communities that share the name Princeton.

Within Illinois, the name Princeton is unique.

Beyond Illinois, we know of another 43 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 43 communities, 40 are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jackson County
      • This Princeton is located in Jackson County and lies 483 miles [777.3 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Princeton that is located in Bureau County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Princeton.
    • Arkansas
      • Crittenden County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Princeton [Crittenden County].
      • Dallas County
      • This Princeton is located in Dallas County and lies 538 miles [865.8 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Princeton that is located in Bureau County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dallas County community of Princeton.
    • British Columbia
      • This Princeton lies 1,591 miles [2,560.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Princeton that is located in Bureau County.
    • California
      • Colusa County
      • This Princeton is located in Colusa County and lies 1,706 miles [2,745.5 km]<1> to the west of the Princeton that is located in Bureau County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Colusa County community of Princeton.
      • Glenn County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Princeton [Glenn County].
      • San Mateo County
      • This Princeton is located in San Mateo County and lies 1,770 miles [2,848.5 km] to the west of the Princeton that is located in Bureau County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Mateo County community of Princeton.
    • Colorado
      • Chaffee County
      • This Princeton is located in Chaffee County and lies 897 miles [1,443.6 km]<1> to the west of the Princeton that is located in Bureau County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chaffee County community of Princeton.
    • Florida
      • Miami-Dade County
      • This Princeton is located in Miami-Dade County and lies 1,209 miles [1,945.7 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Princeton that is located in Bureau County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Miami-Dade County community of Princeton.
    • Georgia
      • Clarke County
      • This Princeton is located in Clarke County and lies 612 miles [984.9 km]<1> to the southeast of the Princeton that is located in Bureau County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarke County community of Princeton.
      • Rockdale County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Princeton [Rockdale County].
    • Idaho
      • Latah County
      • This Princeton is located in Latah County and lies 1,401 miles [2,254.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Princeton that is located in Bureau County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Latah County community of Princeton.
    • Indiana
      • Gibson County
      • This Princeton is located in Gibson County and lies 231 miles [371.8 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Princeton that is located in Bureau County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gibson County community of Princeton.
    • Iowa
      • Scott County
      • This Princeton is located in Scott County and lies 50 miles [80.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Princeton that is located in Bureau County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Princeton.
    • Kansas
      • Franklin County
      • This Princeton is located in Franklin County and lies 366 miles [589 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Princeton that is located in Bureau County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Princeton.
      • Johnson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Princeton [Johnson County].
    • Kentucky
      • Caldwell County
      • This Princeton is located in Caldwell County and lies 306 miles [492.5 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Princeton that is located in Bureau County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caldwell County community of Princeton.
    • Louisiana
      • Bossier Parish
      • This Princeton is located in Bossier Parish and lies 646 miles [1,039.6 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Princeton that is located in Bureau County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bossier Parish community of Princeton.
    • Maine
      • Washington County
      • This Princeton is located in Washington County and lies 1,128 miles [1,815.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Princeton that is located in Bureau County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Princeton.
    • Maryland
      • Prince George's County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Princeton [Prince George's County].
    • Massachusetts
      • Worcester County
      • This Princeton is located in Worcester County and lies 905 miles [1,456.5 km]<1> to the east of the Princeton that is located in Bureau County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Princeton.
    • Michigan
      • Marquette County
      • This Princeton is located in Marquette County and lies 353 miles [568.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Princeton that is located in Bureau County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marquette County community of Princeton.
    • Minnesota
      • Mille Lacs County
      • This Princeton is located in Mille Lacs County and lies 356 miles [572.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Princeton that is located in Bureau County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mille Lacs County community of Princeton.
    • Mississippi
      • Washington County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Princeton [Washington County].
    • Missouri
      • Mercer County
      • This Princeton is located in Mercer County and lies 225 miles [362.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Princeton that is located in Bureau County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mercer County community of Princeton.
    • Montana
      • Granite County
      • This Princeton is located in Granite County and lies 1,224 miles [1,969.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Princeton that is located in Bureau County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Granite County community of Princeton.
    • Nebraska
      • Lancaster County
      • This Princeton is located in Lancaster County and lies 381 miles [613.2 km]<1> to the west of the Princeton that is located in Bureau County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Princeton.
    • Nevada
      • Lincoln County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Princeton [Lincoln County].
    • New Jersey
      • Mercer County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Princeton [Mercer County].
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Princeton lies 1,802 miles [2,900 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Princeton that is located in Bureau County.
    • North Carolina
      • Johnston County
      • This Princeton is located in Johnston County and lies 734 miles [1,181.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Princeton that is located in Bureau County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnston County community of Princeton.
    • Ohio
      • Butler County
      • This Princeton is located in Butler County and lies 296 miles [476.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Princeton that is located in Bureau County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Princeton.
    • Ontario
      • This Princeton lies 473 miles [761.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Princeton that is located in Bureau County.
    • Oregon
      • Harney County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Princeton [Harney County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lawrence County
      • This Princeton is located in Lawrence County and lies 480 miles [772.5 km]<1> to the east of the Princeton that is located in Bureau County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Princeton.
    • South Carolina
      • Horry County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Princeton [Horry County].
      • Laurens County
      • This Princeton is located in Laurens County and lies 614 miles [988.1 km]<1> to the southeast of the Princeton that is located in Bureau County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Laurens County community of Princeton.
    • Tennessee
      • Washington County
      • This Princeton is located in Washington County and lies 514 miles [827.2 km]<1> to the southeast of the Princeton that is located in Bureau County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Princeton.
    • Texas
      • Collin County
      • This Princeton is located in Collin County and lies 684 miles [1,100.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Princeton that is located in Bureau County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Collin County community of Princeton.
      • Newton County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Newton County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Newton County community of Princeton.
    • Virginia
      • Carroll County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Princeton [Carroll County].
    • West Virginia
      • Mercer County
      • This Princeton is located in Mercer County and lies 524 miles [843.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Princeton that is located in Bureau County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mercer County community of Princeton.
    • Wisconsin
      • Green Lake County
      • This Princeton is located in Green Lake County and lies 172 miles [276.8 km]<1> to the north of the Princeton that is located in Bureau County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Green Lake County community of Princeton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Princeton ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Bureau Junction
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bureau Junction
    • Bureau Junction is located in Bureau County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 297 people
    • Bureau Junction has also been known as:
    • Bureau
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bureau Junction <4>
  • Cherry
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry
    • Cherry is located in Bureau County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 448 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherry <4>
  • Coal Hollow
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Hollow
    • Coal Hollow is located in Bureau County
  • Dover
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
    • Dover is located in Bureau County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 151 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dover <4>
  • Greenoak
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenoak have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenoak
    • Greenoak is located in Bureau County
  • Hicks Corners
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hicks Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hicks Corners
    • Hicks Corners is located in Bureau County
  • Ladd
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ladd
    • Ladd is located in Bureau County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,184 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ladd <4>
  • Limerick
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Limerick have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limerick
    • Limerick is located in Bureau County
  • Lone Tree Corners
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Tree Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Tree Corners
    • Lone Tree Corners is located in Bureau County
  • Mark
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mark have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mark
    • Mark is located in Putnam County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 546 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mark <4>
  • Morse ‑ Historic
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morse have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morse
    • Morse is located in Stark County
  • Ohio
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ohio have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ohio
    • Ohio is located in Bureau County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 475 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ohio <4>
  • Providence
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
    • Providence is located in Bureau County

How Far From Princeton to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Princeton to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Princeton and extending to:

  • Springfield, which is the State Capital of Illinois, lies 110 miles [177 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Princeton to Springfield, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,274 miles [10,097 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,015 miles [11,289.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,900 miles [7,885.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Princeton) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Princeton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3718, Longitude: -89.4650    
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Princeton could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Princeton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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.
<6>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<7>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Princeton to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.655 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.653 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.615 degrees.









 

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