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Welcome to Ursa ...

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

The pronunciation of Ursa: UHR-SUH<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ursa has a population of 605 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Ursa is 590 feet [180 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Ursa: (217)

The ZIP code for Ursa: 62376<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ursa had an population of 605 people. This is a decrease of 3.35% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.68% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ursa had a population of 626 people. This makes Ursa the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 626 people, the population of Ursa increased 5.21% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 595 people).

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

Adding Ursa 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 Ursa 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 Ursa 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 Ursa on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Ursa ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Ursa - they are located in Louisiana, Missouri and Ontario.

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

Communities near Ursa ...

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

  • Quincy [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quincy
    • Quincy [Adams County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Ursa
    • Estimated population in 2019: 39,949 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quincy<7>
  • Canton [Lewis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
    • Canton [Lewis County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Ursa
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,302 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<7>
  • Warsaw [Hancock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warsaw
    • Warsaw [Hancock County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Ursa
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,480 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warsaw have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warsaw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warsaw<7>
  • Camp Point [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Point
    • Camp Point [Adams County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Ursa
    • 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>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Payson [Adams County]
    • Mendon [Adams County]
    • La Grange [Lewis County]
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      • La Grange [Lewis County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Ursa
      • Estimated population in 2019: 892 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Grange have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Grange
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Grange<7>
    • Golden [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden
      • Golden [Adams County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Ursa
      • Estimated population in 2019: 617 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Golden<7>
    • Liberty [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Adams County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Ursa
      • 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>
    • Bowen [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowen
      • Bowen [Hancock County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Ursa
      • Estimated population in 2019: 457 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowen have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowen<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 Ursa. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ursa.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ursa ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Illinois

About Adams County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ursa. 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 Ursa. 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 Ursa.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ursa - 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 Ursa). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ursa 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ursa) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ursa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0759, Longitude: -91.3668    
<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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