Bay City, Pope County, Illinois

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Bay City, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Bay City, Illinois is located in Illinois
Bay City, Illinois
Bay City, Illinois
Coordinates: 37°14′56″N 88°29′48″W / 37.24889°N 88.49667°W / 37.24889; -88.49667Coordinates: 37°14′56″N 88°29′48″W / 37.24889°N 88.49667°W / 37.24889; -88.49667
Country United States
State Illinois
County Pope
Elevation 338 ft (103 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 618
GNIS feature ID 424606[1]

Bay City is an unincorporated community in Pope County, Illinois, United States. Bay City is located on the Ohio River 8 miles (13 km) south of Golconda.

A general store, built in 1915, overlooks the river. The store is restored, and open weekends. Bed and breakfast rooms are upstairs. Riverboats of past decades were dependable local transportation, and would stop for passengers or freight if hailed from the shore.

Bay City's riverfront and buildings were utilized by Warner Bros. in filming the airplane crash scene used in the movie U.S. Marshals (1997).

Bay City is nine miles (14 km) north of the Smithland Lock and Dam.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.