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Morgan County Illinois

62650, 62651

Page Contents for Jacksonville, Illinois

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.


Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Jacksonville is approximately 19446 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 7,898 (1990), 7357 (2010).
The amount of land area in Jacksonville is 21.645 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.499 sq kilometers.
The distance from Jacksonville to Washington DC is 751 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 33 miles. (as the crow flies)
Jacksonville is positioned 39.72 degrees north of the equator and 90.23 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Jacksonville elevation is 613 feet above sea level.


in central Illinois about 40 miles west of Springfield.
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History & History Related Items

Jacksonville was founded by Southerners and named for Andrew Jackson, though it was settled mostly by New Englanders. Jacksonville is home to Eli Bridge Company, the world's largest manufacturer of the Ferris wheel. It is the county seat of Morgan County.
A history page for Jacksonville which includes pictures as well as good information. includes pictures as well as information
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The founding of Jacksonville


The incorporation of Jacksonville



Jacksonville Area Visitors and Conventions Bureau
155 W. Morton
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Telephone: 217/243-5678 or 1-800-593-5678
Fax: 217/245-0661
Here is a webpage about Jacksonville
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Jacksonville City Government

Jacksonville City Government
Municipal Building
200 West Douglas Avenue
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Phone: (217) 479-4600
FAX: (217) 479-4609
TDD: (217) 479-4611

Jacksonville Chamber

Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
155 W. Morton
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Phone: (217) 245-2174 FAX: (217) 245-0661 E-mail:

Jacksonville Organizations

Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
155 W. Morton
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Phone: (217) 245-2174 FAX: (217) 245-0661 E-mail:

Jacksonville Schools

Illinois School for the Deaf
Administrative Contact
Joan Forney, Superintendent

Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL
1101 West College Ave
Jacksonville, Illinois 62650
Phone: (888) 595-3030
Phone: (217) 245-3000

MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL.
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