Meyer is an unincorporated community in Adams County, Illinois, United States. It has a population of approximately 10 full-time residents as of mid-2009, due to the flood of 2008. The community is part of the [2 ] Quincy, IL–MO Micropolitan Statistical Area. It is the westernmost community in Illinois.
Meyer sits in a fertile
flood plain along the east bank of the Mississippi River in northwestern Adams County. The river plays a significant role in the area's local economy. A large grain elevator lies to the south of the community. [3 ]
Less than a mile from Meyer is the
Canton, Missouri ferry landing that connects the community with the state of Missouri. [3 ]
Meyer has been affected by floods throughout its history, the most notable occurring in 1944 and
1993. The community was again affected during an extensive [4 ] flood event in June 2008.
On June 18, the Meyer levee was compromised, although most of the residents had left following a voluntary order earlier in the week.
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