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New Boston
Mercer County, Illinois


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Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of New Boston is approximately 632 (2000), 683 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 317 (2000), 279 (2010).
The amount of land area in New Boston is 2.433 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 1.174 sq kilometers.
The distance from New Boston to Washington DC is 783 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 121 miles. (as the crow flies)
New Boston is positioned 41.16 degrees north of the equator and 91.00 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in northwestern Illinois
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History & History Related Items

The area was called Upper Yellow Banks by the local Indians. William Denison and his son, John, came here in 1827 and lived among the Indains in peace. Several times, the Indians tried to buy Denison's daughters, but he politely declined the sales. They later tried to kidnap another daughter but were unsuccessful.

This village, the first in Mercer County, was platted in September 1834 by a young man who later became President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.
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New Boston


The population of New Boston was:
1990 - 620
2000 - 632

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