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Astoria
Fulton County, Illinois

ZipCodes
61501




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Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Astoria is approximately 1141 2010.
The approximate number of families is 554 1990, 467 2010.
The amount of land area in Astoria is 1.425 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Astoria to Washington DC is 737 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 49 miles. (as the crow flies)
Astoria is positioned 40.22 degrees north of the equator and 90.35 degrees west of the prime meridian.


History & History Related Items

The old city hall in Astoria used to be named, "Dogbury Hall". The reason it was called this is very logical. In the 1800s, stray dogs posed a problem. At times, there were so many strays that a way of thinning the dog population was needed. It was decided to have "dog hangings" at the city hall, and afterwards the dogs were buried behind the hall. In this way, the hall acquired the name of "Dogbury Hall". This information from "Astoria's Sesquecentenial, 1836 to 1966"
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The founding of Astoria

1836



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