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Encyclopedia > Jerseyville, Illinois
City of Jerseyville
City
Country United States
State Illinois
County Jersey
Area 4.4 mi² (11.4 km²)
 - land 4.4 mi² (11.4 km²)
 - water mi² (0 km²), 0%
Center
 - coordinates 39°7′15″N 90°19′39″W / 39.12083, -90.3275Coordinates: 39°7′15″N 90°19′39″W / 39.12083, -90.3275
 - elevation 659 ft (200.9 m)
Population 8,291 (2006)
Density 1,817.9 /mi² (701.9 /km²)
Government type Mayor-Council
Founded 1827
 - Incorporated Town July 21, 1837
 - City Charter February 21, 1867
Mayor Yvonne Hartmann
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62052
Area code 618
Location of Jerseyville within Illinois
Location of Illinois in the United States
Website : http://www.jerseyville-il.us/
For the small town of the same name in New South Wales, Australia, see Jerseyville, New South Wales.

Jerseyville is a city in Jersey County, Illinois, United States. The population was 7,984 at the 2000 census, and the population was 8,291 at the 2006 unofficial census. It is the county seat of Jersey County.GR6 The city's current mayor is Yvonne Hartmann. List of cities in Illinois, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area 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 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. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 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. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 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. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre (American English:meter) is a measure of length. ... 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. ... 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Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area 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. ... Jersey County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ...


Jerseyville is a part of the Metro-East region and the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area. Metro-East is a region in Illinois that comprises the eastern suburbs St. ... The St. ...

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Geography

Jerseyville is located at 39°7′15″N, 90°19′39″W (39.120789, -90.327545).GR1


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.4 km² (4.4 mi²). None of it is covered by 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. ...


History

In 1827, James Faulkner, a Pennsylvania native, and his family built a small framed structure that was named the "Little Red House," in the area that is now known as Jerseyville. The "Little Red House" served as the first stagecoach station, first tavern, first school, and first bank in the immediate area. By 1834, the small settlement that grew up around Faulkner’s home, then known as Hickory Grove by its residents, was surveyed and platted by two immigrants from New Jersey, John Lott and Edward M. Daly. Lott and Daly’s involvement marked the beginning of a proportionally large number of merchants, businessmen and settlers from New Jersey. A meeting was called in that same year at the "Little Red House" to vote for a town name, so a post office could be established. Jerseyville was chosen to honor the native state of many of its inhabitants. Year 1827 (MDCCCXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Year 1834 (MDCCCXXXIV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ...


In 1839, Jersey County was formed out of Greene County and Jerseyville was named as its county seat. After the American Civil War ended, and the construction of the Alton & Chicago Railroad was completed, Jerseyville saw a period of commercial, industrial and urban growth. The first major period of growth in the city occurred from 1880 to 1916, and from that time to the present, Jerseyville's growth has since been steady and substantial. The majority of the commercial structures that are now located in the Downtown Historic District and Courthouse Square were built during this period. It was also during this time that the present Jersey County Courthouse was built. The two story Romanesque Revival building was completed in 1893, and is considered to be one of the best courthouses in the area. Other nearby Victorian style buildings in the city include Queen Anne, Edwardian and Italianate features, with several of these buildings having been recently renovated. The Downtown Historic District is presently home to some antique stores and gift shops, a few clothing stores, a pharmacy, and a couple of local restaurants. 1839 (MDCCCXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Greene County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee 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, 258,000 total... 1885 map The Alton Railroad was the final name of a railroad linking Chicago, Illinois to Alton, St. ... A style of building in the late 19th century (roughly 1840 and 1900) inspired by the 11th and 12th century Romanesque style of architecture. ... Year 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Manchester Town Hall is an example of Victorian architecture found in Manchester, UK. The Carson Mansion is an example of a Victorian home in Eureka, California, USA The term Victorian architecture can refer to one of a number of architectural styles predominantly in the Victorian era. ... The Buttermans, the historic home of John Newman, the butter king, is one of several Queen Anne mansions in Elgin, Illinois The Queen Anne style of British and American architecture reached its greatest popularity in the last quarter of the 19th century, manifesting itself in a number of different ways... It has been suggested that Wrenaissance be merged into this article or section. ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1850 760
1860 2,610 243.4%
1870 2,576 -1.3%
1880 2,894 12.3%
1890 3,207 10.8%
1900 3,517 9.7%
1910 4,116 17.0%
1920 3,839 -6.7%
1930 4,309 12.2%
1940 4,809 11.6%
1950 5,792 20.4%
1960 7,420 28.1%
1970 7,446 0.4%
1980 7,506 0.8%
1990 7,382 -1.7%
2000 7,984 8.2%
Decennial US Census

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 7,984 people, 3,260 households, and 2,089 families residing in the city. The population density was 702.2/km² (1,817.9/mi²). There were 3,423 housing units at an average density of 301.1/km² (779.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.85% White, 0.09% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population. The Seventh Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 23,191,876 — an increase of 35. ... The United States Census of 1860 was the eighth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Ninth United States Census was taken in 1870. ... 1880 US Census The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. ... The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twetieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,542,199, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... 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). ... 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 3,260 households, out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35, and the average family size was 2.97. “Spouse” redirects here. ...


In the city, the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $35,556, and the median income for a family was $46,832. Males had a median income of $37,312 versus $21,282 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,178. About 5.8% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 4.7% 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. ...


Community

Education

Jerseyville is served by the public K-12 school district Jersey Community Unit District #100. District schools in Jerseyville include East Elementary School, West Elementary School, Illini Middle School, and Jersey Community High School. K-12 (Pronounced Kay through twelve or just Kay twelve) is the North American designation for primary and secondary education. ...


Private schools located in the city are Holy Ghost School (Pre-K through fourth grade) and St. Francis Xavier School (fifth through eighth grade). Both are Roman Catholic schools. Pre-Kindergarten (also called Pre-K) refers to the first formal academic classroom-based learning environment that a child customarily attends in the United States. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ...


Nearby colleges and universities include Principia College, in Elsah, and Lewis and Clark Community College, in Godfrey. Principia College is a four-year private co-educational liberal arts college in Elsah, Illinois. ... Elsah is a village located in Jersey County, Illinois. ... Lewis and Clark Community College is community college located in Godfey,Illinois. ... Godfrey is a village located in Madison County, Illinois. ...


Recreation

The Jerseyville Parks and Recreation Department maintains and owns five parks:

  • Dolan Park - June and Spruce St.
  • Lions Club Park - Jefferson and Spruce St.
  • Northmoor Park - Liberty St.
  • Rotary Club Centennial Park - Liberty, Prairie, and Carpenter St. (Illinois Route 16)
  • Wittman Park - Jefferson St.

See also {{{see_also}}} Illinois Route 16 is an arterial east-west highway in central Illinois. ...

Local Media

Print

Radio: A weekly newspaper is a publication that is published on a non-daily schedule - usually once a week, although twice-a-week papers are also common. ... The Jersey County Journal is a weekly newspaper distributed freely to all residents in Jersey County, Illinois. ... A weekly newspaper is a publication that is published on a non-daily schedule - usually once a week, although twice-a-week papers are also common. ...

Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ...

Notable Residents

Russell Dunham (b: 23 February 1920) is a World War II veteran and recipient of the Medal of Honor. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States. ... Brent Hawkins (born September 1, 1983) is a professional football player in the NFL. He plays for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL. Originally from Jerseyville, Illinois, Hawkins graduated from Jersey Community High School in 2001 where he excelled at basketball, football, and track. ... City Jacksonville, Florida Other nicknames The Jags Team colors Teal, Black, White, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver General manager James Harris Mascot Jaxson de Ville League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995-present) AFC Central (1995-2001) AFC South (2002... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Dr. Arthur Scott King (January 18, 1876–April 17, 1957) was an American physicist and astrophysicist. ... Not to be confused with physician, a person who practices medicine. ... An astrophysicist is a person whose profession is astrophysics. ... Anthony Lausett Knapp (June 14, 1828 - May 24, 1881) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois, brother of Robert McCarty Knapp. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Robert McCarty Knapp (April 21, 1831 - June 24, 1889) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois, brother of Anthony Lausett Knapp. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Thomas Jefferson Selby (December 4, 1840 - March 10, 1917) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... KARE (or commonly KARE 11) is a broadcast television station serving the Twin Cities market of Minnesota and western Wisconsin in the United States, with studios located in the suburb of Golden Valley. ... A map of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. ...

Interesting Notes

Both the Jersey County Courthouse and the Jerseyville Downtown Historic District were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. Also on the National Register is the Col. William H. Fulkerson Farmstead (built in 1866), located just north of the city limits on US Highway 67. It was added to the National Register in 1998. A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... U.S. Route 67 extends from the highways northern terminus in Sabula, Iowa at the intersection with U.S. Route 52 to its southern terminus in Presidio, Texas, at the Rio Grande - the United States–Mexico border. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


Jerseyville was also a minor stopping point on the historic Underground Railroad. This article is about slave escape route. ...


See also

Jersey Community Hospital is a full service hospital located in Jerseyville, Illinois, which is located about thirty miles north of St. ...

Further reading

Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... President Harding and the National Academy of Sciences at the White House, Washington, DC, April 1921 The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a corporation in the United States whose members serve pro bono as advisers to the nation on science, engineering, and medicine. ... National Academies Press (NAP) has lots of FREE books and is part of the United States National Academy of Sciences. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...

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