Alexander, Illinois

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Alexander, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Alexander, Illinois is located in Illinois
Alexander, Illinois
Alexander, Illinois
Alexander, Illinois is located in USA
Alexander, Illinois
Alexander, Illinois
Coordinates: 39°43′28″N 90°02′17″W / 39.72444°N 90.03806°W / 39.72444; -90.03806Coordinates: 39°43′28″N 90°02′17″W / 39.72444°N 90.03806°W / 39.72444; -90.03806
Country United States
State Illinois
County Morgan
Elevation 659 ft (201 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 62601
Area code(s) 217
GNIS feature ID 403398[1]

Alexander is an unincorporated community in Morgan County, Illinois, United States. Alexander is 10 miles (16 km) east of Jacksonville and has a post office with ZIP code 62601.[2]

History[edit]

Alexander was laid out in the 1850s by John T. Alexander, and named for him.[3] A post office has been in operation at Alexander since 1857.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  3. ^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 4. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7. 
  4. ^ "Morgan County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 7 November 2015.