America, Illinois

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America, Illinois
America, Illinois is located in Illinois
America, Illinois
America, Illinois
America, Illinois is located in the US
America, Illinois
America, Illinois
Coordinates: 37°08′18″N 89°07′25″W / 37.13833°N 89.12361°W / 37.13833; -89.12361Coordinates: 37°08′18″N 89°07′25″W / 37.13833°N 89.12361°W / 37.13833; -89.12361
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyPulaski
Elevation
354 ft (108 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)618
GNIS feature ID422407[1]

America is an unincorporated community in Pulaski County, Illinois, United States. It lies 5 miles (8.0 km) northeast of Mound City.

It was the county seat of Alexander County, Illinois, from the county's establishment in 1819 until Unity became the county seat in 1833.[2] In 1843, when Pulaski County was created, America became part of the new county.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: America, Illinois
  2. ^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 9. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7.