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Welcome to Stonefort ...

The village of Stonefort is primarily located in Saline County<1>. A portion of Stonefort extends into Williamson County.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Stonefort, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1853.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Stonefort has a population of 282 people<3> (see below for details).

Stonefort is 400 feet [122 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Stonefort: (618)

The ZIP code for Stonefort: 62987<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Stonefort had an population of 282 people. This is a decrease of 5.05% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.42% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Stonefort had a population of 297 people. This makes Stonefort the county's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 297 people, the population of Stonefort increased 1.71% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 292 people).

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

Communities near Stonefort ...

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

  • Marion
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
    • Marion is located in Williamson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,417 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion <6>
  • Harrisburg
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Eldorado
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Eldorado
    • Eldorado is located in Saline County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,837 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eldorado <6>
  • Johnston City
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Carrier Mills
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrier Mills
    • Carrier Mills is located in Saline County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,527 people
    • Former names for Carrier Mills:
    • Carriers Mills
    • Morrilsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrier Mills <6>
  • Vienna
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Goreville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Galatia
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galatia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galatia
    • Galatia is located in Saline County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 868 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galatia <6>
  • Pittsburg
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pittsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsburg
    • Pittsburg is located in Williamson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 549 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pittsburg <6>
  • Creal Springs
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creal Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creal Springs
    • Creal Springs is located in Williamson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 521 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Creal Springs <6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Stonefort ...

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

Adding Stonefort to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Stonefort was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Stonefort post office opened in 1853.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Stonefort.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stonefort. 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 Saline, 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Stonefort.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Stonefort - 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 Stonefort). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Stonefort or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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