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Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Matherville is approximately 772 (2000), 723 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 301 (2000), 289 (2010).
The amount of land area in Matherville is 1.016 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Matherville is 0.39 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.019 sq kilometers.
The distance from Matherville to Washington DC is 763 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 114 miles. (as the crow flies)
Matherville is positioned 41.25 degrees north of the equator and 90.60 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Matherville elevation is 750 feet above sea level.


in northwestern Illinois about 19 miles from Davenport, Iowa. Other nearby communities include Viola, Reynolds, Sherrard, Aledo, Oak Grove, Windsor and Milan.
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History & History Related Items

One of the first settlers here was Hopkins Boone, nephew of the famous Daniel Boone. Coal was found in the area which let to much growth. The town was named for George Mather. He was a salesman who gave a discount on materials for the railroad in exchange for the town being named for him. It was incorporated in 1911 as Mather, and later changed to Matherville.
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Matherville City Government

Matherville Village Hall
500 2nd
Matherville, Illinois
Phone: 309-754-8814
The Village board meets the last Monday of each month at 6 p.m. Matherville


The population of Matherville was:
1990 - 708
2000 - 772
2006 - 765
Median age:
2000 - 32.3 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 33,438
2005 - $ 35,100

Median house value:
2000 - $ 56,000
2005 - $ 60,200

Matherville is located in the Central Time Zone.

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