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Welcome to Shawneetown ...

The city of Shawneetown is located in Gallatin County<1> and is the County Seat for Gallatin County.

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

The pronunciation of Shawneetown: SHAW-nee-town<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Shawneetown has a population of 1,077 people<4> (see below for details).

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

Shawneetown is 380 feet [116 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The telephone area code for Shawneetown: (618)

The ZIP code for Shawneetown: 62984<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Shawneetown had an population of 1,077 people. This is a decrease of 13.08% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 23.62% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Shawneetown had a population of 1,239 people (which is 22.17% of the total population of Gallatin County). This makes Shawneetown the county's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,239 people, the population of Shawneetown decreased 12.13% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,410 people).

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

Communities Also Named Shawneetown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Shawneetown - they are located in Kansas, Kentucky and Missouri (2).

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

Communities near Shawneetown ...

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

  • Harrisburg [Saline County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg
    • Harrisburg [Saline County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the west of Shawneetown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,404 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisburg<8>
  • Eldorado [Saline County]
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    • Eldorado [Saline County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Shawneetown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,837 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eldorado have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eldorado
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eldorado<8>
  • Morganfield [Union County]
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    • Morganfield [Union County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the east of Shawneetown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,385 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morganfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morganfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morganfield<8>
  • Sturgis [Union County]
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    • Sturgis [Union County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Shawneetown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,792 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sturgis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sturgis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sturgis<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Norris City [White County]
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      • Norris City [White County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Shawneetown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,134 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norris City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norris City<8>
    • Uniontown [Union County]
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      • Uniontown [Union County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the east of Shawneetown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 930 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Uniontown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uniontown
    • Ridgway [Gallatin County]
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      • Ridgway [Gallatin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the northwest of Shawneetown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 742 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgway<8>
    • Equality [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Equality
      • Equality [Gallatin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the west of Shawneetown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 512 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Equality
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Equality<8>
    • New Haven [Gallatin County]
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      • New Haven [Gallatin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the north of Shawneetown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 377 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Haven<8>
    • Cave-In-Rock [Hardin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave-In-Rock
      • Cave-In-Rock [Hardin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the south of Shawneetown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 278 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cave-In-Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cave-In-Rock has also been known as:
      • Cave-In-Rock village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave-In-Rock

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shawneetown ...

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

Adding Shawneetown to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Shawneetown in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Shawneetown was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Shawneetown. 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 Gallatin, 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 Shawneetown. 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 Shawneetown.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shawneetown - 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 Shawneetown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Shawneetown 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 'straight-line' (or 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- Shawneetown) 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 Shawneetown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ShawneetownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shawneetown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7168, Longitude: -88.1811       In this case, the coordinates for Shawneetown 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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