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Encyclopedia > Cairo, Illinois
Cairo, Illinois
Alexander County, Illinois
Coordinates: 37°0′47″N, 89°10′49″W
County Alexander County, Illinois
Founded 1818
Incorporated 1858
Mayor Paul Farris
Area  
 - City 23.6 km²  (9.1 sq mi)
Elevation 96 m  (315 ft)
Population  
 - City (2000) 3,632
 - Density 198.9/km²
Time zone Central (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) Central (UTC-5)

Cairo is a city in Alexander County, Illinois in the United States. The population was 3,632 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Alexander County. The city's name is pronounced differently from the English name for the capital city of Egypt: The correct pronunciation is Care-O. Image File history File links Alexander_County_Illinois. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... 1818 (MDCCCXVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar. ... A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ... 1858 (MDCCCLVIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... now. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 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. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ... A foot (plural: feet) is any of several old units of distance or length, measuring around a quarter to a third of a meter. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ...  CDT or UTC-5 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... Central Standard Time ...  Areas that observe daylight saving time  Areas that once observed daylight saving time  Areas that have never observed daylight saving time A 2001 public service announcement for the upcoming turning back of the clocks Daylight saving time (DST), also known as summer time, is a conventional local time adopted by... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | UTC | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7:30 | +8 | +8:30 | +8... Alexander County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Alexander County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Cairos location in Egypt Coordinates: Governor Dr. Abdul Azim Wazir Area    - City 210 km²  - Metro 1,492 km² Population    - City (2005) 7,438,376  - Density 35,420/km²  - Urban 10,834,495  - Metro 15,200,000 Time zone EET (UTC+2) EEST (UTC+3) Cairo (Arabic: ‎ translit: ), It comes...


Cairo is located at the confluence of the Mississippi River and the Ohio River; it is the southernmost town in the state of Illinois. Cairo is one of the few towns in Illinois protected by a levee. The rivers converge at what is the southernmost point in Illinois at Fort Defiance State Park, a Civil War fort that was commanded by General Ulysses S. Grant. The Mississippi River, derived from the old Ojibwe word misi-ziibi meaning great river (gichi-ziibi big river at its headwaters), is the second-longest river in the United States; the longest is the Missouri River, which flows into the Mississippi. ... The Ohio River is the largest tributary by volume of the Mississippi River. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... A levee, levée (from the feminine past participle of the French verb lever, to raise), floodbank or stopbank is a natural or artificial embankment or dike, usually earthen, which parallels the course of a river. ... This article is about the Fort Defiance near Cairo, Illinois. ... Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant, April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was an American general and politician who was elected as the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877). ...

Entering Cairo, Illinois. The massive gate that closes the town's protective levee is visible behind the railroad bridge.
Entering Cairo, Illinois. The massive gate that closes the town's protective levee is visible behind the railroad bridge.

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An entryway into Cairo off of I-57 heading south. ... An entryway into Cairo off of I-57 heading south. ...

History

Cairo was founded in 1837 by the Cairo City and Canal Company, after an earlier effort (1818) had failed, and incorporated as a city in 1858. For fifteen years the town grew slowly, but the sale of lots, which commenced in 1853, and the completion of the Illinois Central Railroad attracted settlers, with the result that by 1860 the population exceeded 2,000. It was an important steamboat port in the nineteenth century; Cairo even had its own Customs House, which has since been converted into a museum. This important stucture was designed by Alfred B Mullet, the U.S. Supervising Architect during Reconstruction, and is one of only seven of his structures remaining. During the American Civil War Cairo was of great strategic importance and for several months both Grant and Foote had headquarters there. The town has a number of fine examples of prosperous nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century architecture, included Magnolia Manor and Riverlore Mansion. Much of the city, even in some areas of decay, is listed on the Nation Register of Historic Places. The population of Cairo has been in decline every decade since the 1920s—in 1920: 15,203; in 1940: 14,407; 1950: 12,123. There is a movement to stop this slow abandonment, and restore Cairo's architectural gems, develop tourism focusing on its rich history and bringing new opportunities back to the community. Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837 - 1901) 1837 (MDCCCXXXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1818 (MDCCCXVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar. ... Chicago from the air. ... 1858 (MDCCCLVIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The Illinois Central (AAR reporting mark IC), sometimes called the Main Line of Mid-America, was a railroad carrier in the central United States, with its primary routes connecting Chicago, Illinois with New Orleans, Louisiana and Birmingham, Alabama. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... Paddle steamers - Lucerne-Switzerland This article is about the water vessel. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Lincoln, President Ulysses S. Grant, General Jefferson Davis, President Robert E. Lee, General Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action... Magnolia Manor is a postbellum manor located in Cairo, Illinois, located in Alexander County. ...


In 1969, Cairo, the most prominent segregated town in the state of Illinois, was the site of an intense civil rights struggle. The threat of violence resulted in the National Guard being called in to restore order. White-owned businesses were boycotted in an effort of protest led by the United Front civil rights organization. Despite these events, Cairo has slowly emerged from this contention within the town. Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... The civil rights movement in the United States has been a long, primarily nonviolent struggle to bring full civil rights and equality under the law to all citizens of United States. ...


Cairo today faces many significant socio-economic challenges, including poverty, teenage pregnancy, education, and a lack of jobs. There is now a community clinic offering medical and dental care, and also several mental health services. Much of Cairo’s turbulent history was chronicled on a music CD called Greetings From Cairo, Illinois released in 2005. Greetings From Cairo, Illinois (2005) is a concept album and historical album by Stace England with songs referencing the history of Cairo, Illinois from 1858 to 2005. ...


Historical places

  • Magnolia Manor
  • The Riverlore
  • Gem Theatre
  • The Cairo Custom House
  • A.B. Safford Memorial Library
  • Fort Defiance State Park
  • U.S. Post Office
  • The Hewer

Magnolia Manor is a postbellum manor located in Cairo, Illinois, located in Alexander County. ...

Geography

Cairo is located at 37°0′47″N, 89°10′49″W (37.013144, -89.180345) (see Geographic references)GR1. The elevation above sea level is 315 feet (96 m). The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.6 km² (9.1 mi²), including 5.4 km² (2.1 mi²) of water (22.78 % of the total area). The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 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. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 3,632 people, 1,561 households, and 900 families residing in the city. The population density was 198.9/km² (515.1/mi²). There were 1,885 housing units at an average density of 103.2 per km² (267.3 per mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 35.93 % White, 61.70 % Black or African American, 0.08 % Native American, 0.72 % Asian, 0.03 % Pacific Islander, 0.36 % from other races, and 1.18 % from two or more races; 0.74 % of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ...


There were 1,561 households out of which 30.4 % have children under the age of 18 living with them, 29.3 % were married couples living together, 25.2 % had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.3 % were non-families. Of all households, 39.7 % are made up of individuals and 17.6 % had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 3.08. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The age distribution is 30.4 % under the age of 18, 8.1 % from 18 to 24, 22.0 % from 25 to 44, 21.6 % from 45 to 64, and 17.9 % 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there were 79.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 70.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $21,607, and the median income for a family was $28,242. Males had a median income of $28,798 versus $18,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,220. Of the population as a whole, 33.5 % lives below the poverty line, as compared with 27.1 % of families. Out of the total population, 47.0 % of those under the age of 18 and 20.9 % of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ...


Education

The city is served by Cairo Unit School District 1.


The district has two elementary schools, Bennett Elementary School and Emerson Elementary School. Middle and high school students attend Cairo Junior/Senior High School.


See also

This is a list of cities, towns and communities along the Ohio River in the United States. ... Egypt is the southern area of the state of Illinois in the United States of America. ... Magnolia Manor is a postbellum manor located in Cairo, Illinois, located in Alexander County. ...

Trivia

Cairo at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers
Cairo at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers
  • Cairo's location on a slip of land that lies between the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers made multiplexing US 51, 60 and 62 briefly through Illinois more practical than directly connecting Missouri and Kentucky. The result of Cairo's position as a critical highway junction is that Missouri and Kentucky are the only states to border each other with no direct highway connection between them.
  • Reaching Cairo is the goal of Huck and his slave friend Jim in the famous book Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, because Cairo was a junction point for the Underground Railroad.
  • Cairo is equidistant to Chicago and Jackson, Mississippi.
  • Cairo is mentioned in the book American Gods, by Neil Gaiman.
  • Four Major League Baseball players were born in Cairo...John Healy (1866), Ed Morgan (1904), Chet Covington (1910), and Vern Curtis (1920).
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Location in the state of Illinois Formed 1836 Seat Sycamore Area  - Total  - Water 1,645 km² (634 mi²) 2 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... DeWitt County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Douglas County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... DuPage County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Founded 1823 County Seat Paris Area  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Water 1,617 km² (624 mi²) 2 km² (1 mi²) = 0. ... Edwards County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Effingham County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Fayette County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Ford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Fulton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Gallatin County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Greene County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Grundy County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Hamilton County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Hancock County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Hardin County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Henderson County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Henry County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Iroquois County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Jackson County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Jasper County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Jo Daviess County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Johnson County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Location in the state of Illinois Formed January 16, 1836 Seat Geneva Area  - Total  - Water 1,357 km² (524 mi²) 9 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... Kankakee County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Kendall County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Knox County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... La Salle County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Lawrence County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Lee County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Livingston County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Logan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Macon County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Macoupin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Madison County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Marion County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Marshall County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Mason County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Massac County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... McDonough County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... McHenry County is located in the state of Illinois. ... McLean County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Menard County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Mercer County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Monroe County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Montgomery County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Morgan County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Moultrie County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Ogle County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Peoria County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Perry County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Piatt County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Pike County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Pope County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Pulaski County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Putnam County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Randolph County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Richland County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Rock Island County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Saline County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Sangamon County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Schuyler County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Scott County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Shelby County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... St. ... Stark County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Stephenson County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Tazewell County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Union County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Vermilion County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Wabash County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Warren County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Wayne County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... White County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Whiteside County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ... Williamson County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Winnebago County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Woodford County is a county located in the state of Illinois, USA. As of 2000, the population is 35,469. ...

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