Elizabethtown, Illinois

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Hardin County Court House in Elizabethtown
Country United States
State Illinois
County Hardin
Coordinates 37°26′57″N 88°18′13″W / 37.44917°N 88.30361°W / 37.44917; -88.30361Coordinates: 37°26′57″N 88°18′13″W / 37.44917°N 88.30361°W / 37.44917; -88.30361
Area 0.71 sq mi (2 km2)
 - land 0.70 sq mi (2 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 348 (2000)
Density 495.6 / sq mi (191 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62931
Area code 618
FIPS code 17-23191
GNIS ID 2398801
Location of Elizabethtown within Illinois
Location of Elizabethtown within Illinois

Elizabethtown is a village in Hardin County, Illinois, along the Ohio River. The population was 348 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Hardin County.[1] It the location of the Rose Hotel, an Illinois state historic site built about 1830. The village of Elizabethtown was founded around the McFarland Tavern (1812), which was soon rebuilt as the Rose Hotel, the rebuilt hostelry is the oldest hotel in the state of Illinois. Elizabethtown was named after James McFarland's wife. The oldest Baptist church in Illinois is also located in Elizabethtown.[2]


Elizabethtown is located at 37°26′57″N 88°18′13″W / 37.44917°N 88.30361°W / 37.44917; -88.30361 (37.449136, -88.303748).[3]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 0.71 square miles (1.8 km2), all land.[4]


As of the 2000 United States Census,[5] there were 348 people, 183 households, and 99 families residing in the village. The population density was 495.6 people per square mile (191.9/km²). There were 226 housing units at an average density of 321.9 per square mile (124.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.99% White, 1.44% African American, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.29% of the population.

There were 183 households out of which 18.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.8% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.9% were non-families. 44.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 27.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.90 and the average family size was 2.63.

In the village the population was spread out with 17.0% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 15.5% from 25 to 44, 30.2% from 45 to 64, and 29.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females there were 87.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $17,750, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $30,625 versus $16,563 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,567. About 16.0% of families and 22.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.0% of those under age 18 and 17.1% of those age 65 or over.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ "Elizabethtown Credits Teens in Flood Fight". Retrieved May 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Places: Illinois". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 13, 2012. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.