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Atlanta
Logan County, Illinois

ZipCodes
61723




Page Contents for Atlanta, Illinois

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Location

History & History-related items

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Atlanta is approximately 1692 2010.
The approximate number of families is 659 1990, 718 2010.
The amount of land area in Atlanta is 2.906 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.02 sq kilometers.
The distance from Atlanta to Washington DC is 677 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 40 miles. (as the crow flies)
Atlanta is positioned 40.26 degrees north of the equator and 89.23 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

On Interstate-55 between Bloomington and Lincoln
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History & History Related Items

Founded in 1853 and named for Atlanta, Georgia [Atlanta, Illinois was previously known by 2 other names]

Historical Landmarks of the Area
Eminence Christian Church - 4 miles west of Atlanta formed in 1838 as Sugar Creek Church. The present building built in 1901 at the site has been occupied since 1856. Several members are 8th generation descendants of charter members.
The Carriage Shed - Abraham Lincoln stayed here with the Hoblit family
Atlanta-Eminence Community Memorial Building Turner's Grove - Abraham Lincoln attended Fourth of July celebration here in 1859
New Castle Marker - Original site of city of Atlanta
County line post marker - one of several county markers that designates A. Lincoln's circuit trail
Gold Springs 1800's resort area
Restored J.H. Hawes Wooden Country elevator
Atlanta Public Library & Museum, corner of Race & Arch Streets built in 1908 - octagon building on National Register of Historic Places classic details of 1840's: high ceilings, domed rotunda, high narrow windows, solid oak woodwork museum established in 1973 museum houses local history pieces, clock tower and more.
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Atlanta

Miscellany

The population of Atlanta was:
1980 - 1,807
1990 - 1,616

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