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Encyclopedia > Belleville, Illinois
Coordinates: 38°31′18″N 89°59′43″W / 38.52167, -89.99528
Belleville
City
Welcome fountain coming into the city.
Country United States
State Illinois
County St. Clair
Township Unknown
Elevation 515 ft (157 m)
Coordinates 38°31′18″N 89°59′43″W / 38.52167, -89.99528
Area 19.0 mi² (49 km²)
 - land 18.9 mi² (49 km²)
 - water 0.1 mi² (0 km²)
Population 41,410 (2000)
Density 2,196.4 /mi² (848 /km²)
Founded 1814
Mayor Mark W. Eckert
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62220-62223, 62225, 62226, 62269
Area code XXX
Location of Belleville within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Belleville, Illinois
Website: http://www.belleville.net/


Belleville is a city in St. Clair County, Illinois, United States. The population was 41,410 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of St. Clair County,GR6 and the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Belleville and the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. Belleville is in the Metro-East region of the St. Louis, Missouri metropolitan area. Belleville's sister city is Paderborn, Germany. Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... List of cities in Illinois, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... St. ... 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History

George Blair named the city of Belleville in 1814. Blair was born in 1760. Blair's family was of Scottish ancestry; his father was born in Scotland. Blair donated an acre of his land for the Town Square and an additional 25 acres that adjoined the Square for the new County Seat, thereby replacing the old county seat in Cahokia, Illinois. Belleville was incorporated as a village in 1819, and became a city in 1850. Although the name "Belleville" is French for "Beautiful City", most of the population is of a German heritage. After the failure of the German Revolution in the 1840s, many of the educated fled their homeland. Belleville was the center of the first important German settlement in the State of Illinois. At this time, an estimated 90% of the city's population was either German born or of German descent.[citation needed] Cahokia is a village located in St. ... Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... // Preliminaries Germany at the time of the Revolutions of 1848 was a collection of over 30 states loosely bound together in the German Confederation after the Congress of Vienna in 1815. ...


Geography

Topography

Belleville is located at 38°31′18″N, 89°59′43″W (38.521567, -89.995208).GR1


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 49.2 km² (19.0 mi²). 48.8 km² (18.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.68%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Culture and contemporary life

Entertainment and performing arts

Lincoln Theater

Jay Farrar, Mike Heidorn, and Jeff Tweedy (now of Wilco) of the now-defunct alt country group Uncle Tupelo are from Belleville along with Neal Doughty, keyboardist for 70's classic rock band REO Speedwagon. The City's Downtown is also home to blues, jazz, and rock clubs. Belleville Philharmonic Society was formed in 1866, making it the second oldest philharmonic orchestra in the country.[2] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Jay Farrar, (born December 26, 1966 in Belleville, Illinois) is an American songwriter and musician currently based in St. ... Mike Heidorn, born 1967 in Belleville, Illinois, is the former drummer and founding member of Belleville bands Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt. ... Jeffrey Scott Tweedy (born August 25, 1967 in Belleville, Illinois, United States) is an American songwriter, musician, and poet. ... This article is about the music group. ... Alternative country can refer to several ideas. ... Uncle Tupelo was an alternative country music group from Belleville, Illinois, active between 1987 and 1994. ... REO Speedwagon is an American rock band which grew in popularity in the Midwestern United States during the 1970s and peaked in the early 1980s. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ...


National Register of Historic Places

Belleville Historic District is located in the St. ... The Gustave Koerner House is located in the St. ... The Knobeloch-Seibert Farm is located in the St. ...

Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 41,410 people, 17,603 households, and 10,420 families residing in the city. The population density was 848.2/km² (2,196.4/mi²). There were 19,142 housing units at an average density of 392.1/km² (1,015.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.51% White, 15.51% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.63% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 17,603 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.0% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.8% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.95. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $35,979, and the median income for a family was $46,426. Males had a median income of $33,361 versus $25,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,990. About 9.3% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.2% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...

Belleville Township
Belleville Township

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Education

Higher Education - Saint Louis University Belleville Campus, Lindenwood University Belleville Campus, and Southwestern Illinois College Saint Louis University is a private, co-educational Catholic Jesuit university in the United States of America located in St. ... Lindenwood University is a four-year liberal arts institution in St. ... Southwestern Illinois College is a community college and the sixth largest in Illinois, with campuses located in Belleville, Granite City, and Red Bud, plus 26 off-campus sites located throughout the district. ...


Four high schools - 2 public (Belleville Township HS East, Belleville Township HS West), and 2 private (Althoff Catholic HS, Governor French Academy).[citation needed]


Belleville is also home to a relatively large grade school district. Belleville District 118 has 9 elementary schools, (Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, Douglas, Franklin, Jefferson, Union, Westhaven, Henry Raab, and Washington) and 2 junior high schools (Central Junior High and West Junior High). Belle Valley School District 119 includes North Elementary School and South Middle School. Harmony School District 175 includes Ellis Elementary and Emge Jr. High. Signal Hill School is the only school in district 181. Whiteside Elementary School and Whiteside Middle School make up district 115. Parochial grade schools include Cathedral, The Academy at St. Mary's Parish, St. Augustine of Canterbury, St. Teresa, Blessed Sacrament, Our Lady Queen of Peace, and Zion Lutheran School.


Infrastructure

Transportation

MetroLink Light Rail
MetroLink Light Rail

Belleville is home to 3 St. Louis Metrolink Stations - Memorial Hospital, Belleville, and College. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... MetroLink is a light rail transit system in the Greater St. ...


The St. Louis/Mid-America Airport is located in Belleville.


Famous Residents

Jimmy Connors- 5-time US Open tennis champion
Buddy Ebsen- Actor; famous for TV roles as Jed Clampett (The Beverly Hillbillies) and Barnaby Jones.
Darius Miles- NBA Basketball Player
Brian Daubach- Major-League Baseball Player
James Scott (Jimmy) Connors (born September 2, 1952 in East St. ... Buddy Ebsen (April 2, 1908 – July 6, 2003) was an American actor and dancer, who is best-remembered for his role as Jed Clampett in the popular television series The Beverly Hillbillies. ... Darius LaVar Miles (born October 9, 1981 in Belleville, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Portland Trail Blazers. ... Brian Michael Daubach (born February 11, 1972 in Belleville, Illinois) is a minor league first baseman for the Memphis Redbirds, the AAA affiliate of the St. ...


Notes

  1. ^ USGS detail on Newtown. Retrieved on 2007-10-21.
  2. ^ [http://www.bellphil.com/

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links


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