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The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Tilden is approximately 919 (1990), 934 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 400 (1990), 391 (2010).
The amount of land area in Tilden is 2.506 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.026 sq kilometers.
The distance from Tilden to Washington DC is 720 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 108 miles. (as the crow flies)
Tilden is positioned 38.21 degrees north of the equator and 89.68 degrees west of the prime meridian.


Tilden is a small community of singles, married people, families and senior citizens. Every June, there is a Tilden Picnic. This has taken place for the last 100 + years. People who have left the area return and visit with everyone. There is a carnival with rides, a Queen contest, a princess contest, a prince contest, raffle drawings, games and plenty of good food. There is entertainment. The event lasts for 2 days. All of the proceed go to the Tilden Lion's Club to help the community.

Tilden has a small community interest article in The Sparta News Plaindealer. It's a local paper that comes out of Wednesday of every week. The article contains school news, local news, and old time news about who visits who and who does what. The Tilden News is written by Peggy Lato, of Tilden.

The people of Tilden are friendly and good natured people. They are a mix of interests. For the most part everyone wants what's good for the community.
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Tilden City Government

Tilden Village Hall
Phone: 1-618-587-5191
Mayor: Donald Keeton (1-2001)
Police Department: 1-618-587-5411
Tilden Volunteer Fire Department

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