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Welcome to Jacksonville ...

The village of Jacksonville is located in Randolph County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Jacksonville, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1837.

When the people of Jacksonville refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Jacksonvillian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jacksonville has a population of 147 people<3> (see below for details).

Jacksonville is 860 feet [262 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Jacksonville is within the (660) area code.

The ZIP code for Jacksonville: 65260<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jacksonville had an population of 147 people. This is a decrease of 2.65% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.82% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jacksonville had a population of 151 people. This makes Jacksonville the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 151 people, the population of Jacksonville decreased 7.36% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 163 people).

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

Communities Also Named Jacksonville ...

While we believe that this Jacksonville is located in Randolph County, we know of another 3 Missouri communities named Jacksonville. Those communities are located in the following counties: Gentry, Laclede and Sullivan County.

Beyond Missouri, there are 55 communities that are also named Jacksonville - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia (3), Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa (3), Kansas (4), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland (2), Mississippi, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Jersey (2), New York (2), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (5), Oregon, Pennsylvania (6), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2), Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Jacksonville ...

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

  • Moberly
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
  • Macon
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Macon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macon
    • Macon is located in Macon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,341 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Macon <6>
  • Huntsville
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntsville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntsville
    • Huntsville is located in Randolph County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,475 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntsville <6>
  • Clarence
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Bevier
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bevier have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bevier
    • Bevier is located in Macon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 688 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bevier <6>
  • Madison
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Higbee
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Higbee have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Higbee
    • Higbee is located in Randolph County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 538 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Higbee <6>
  • Callao
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Cairo
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
    • Cairo is located in Randolph County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 273 people
  • New Cambria
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Cambria have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Cambria
    • New Cambria is located in Macon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 189 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Cambria <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 Jacksonville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jacksonville.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jacksonville ...

Looking for more information about Jacksonville? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Jacksonville, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Jacksonville.

Adding Jacksonville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Jacksonville post office opened in 1837.

We also found Jacksonville in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Jacksonville.

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

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Randolph, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Jacksonville refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a village's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Jacksonville may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jacksonville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jacksonville - 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 Jacksonville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jacksonville 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>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.
<8>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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