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|Elevation||354 ft (108 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||422407|
It was the county seat of Alexander County, Illinois, from the county's establishment in 1819 until Unity became the county seat in 1833. In 1843, when Pulaski County was created, America became part of the new county.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: America, Illinois
- Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 9. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7.
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