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Welcome to Virginia ...

The city of Virginia is located in Cass County<1> and is the County Seat for Cass County.

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

The pronunciation of Virginia: ver-JIN-yah<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Virginia has a population of 1,434 people<4> (see below for details).

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

Virginia is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Virginia lies within the (217) area code.

The ZIP code for Virginia: 62691<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Virginia had an population of 1,434 people. This is a decrease of 10.99% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.01% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Virginia had a population of 1,611 people (or 11.81% of the total population of Cass County). This makes Virginia the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Virginia represents 0.01% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 538th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,611 people, the population of Virginia decreased 6.77% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,728 people).

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

Communities Also Named Virginia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 17 communities that are also named Virginia - they are located in Alabama, California, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota (2), Missouri, Nebraska, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Dakota (2), Washington and West Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Virginia ...

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

  • Jacksonville [Morgan County]
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    • Jacksonville [Morgan County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the south of Virginia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,488 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksonville<8>
  • Beardstown [Cass County]
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    • Beardstown [Cass County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the west of Virginia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,335 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beardstown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beardstown<8>
  • South Jacksonville [Morgan County]
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    • South Jacksonville [Morgan County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the south of Virginia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,075 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Jacksonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Jacksonville
  • Petersburg [Menard County]
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    • Petersburg [Menard County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Virginia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,207 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petersburg<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ashland [Cass County]
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      • Ashland [Cass County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the east of Virginia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,169 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<8>
    • Pleasant Plains [Sangamon County]
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      • Pleasant Plains [Sangamon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Virginia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 792 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Plains
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Plains<8>
    • Chandlerville [Cass County]
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      • Chandlerville [Cass County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Virginia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 487 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chandlerville<8>
    • Chapin [Morgan County]
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      • Chapin [Morgan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Virginia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 474 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chapin<8>
    • Tallula [Menard County]
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      • Tallula [Menard County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the east of Virginia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 467 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallula
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tallula<8>
    • Arenzville [Cass County]
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      • Arenzville [Cass County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Virginia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 360 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arenzville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arenzville<8>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Virginia. Our list includes 29 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Virginia.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Virginia ...

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

Adding Virginia to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Virginia 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 Virginia was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Virginia on a map titled Rand McNally Map (1881).

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

Mentions & References for Virginia

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Virginia. 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 Cass, 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 Virginia. 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 Virginia.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Virginia - 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 Virginia). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Virginia 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 '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- Virginia) 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 Virginia. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from VirginiaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Virginia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9499, Longitude: -90.2115       In this case, the coordinates for Virginia 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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