Spillertown, Illinois

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Location of Spillertown in Williamson County, Illinois.
Location of Spillertown in Williamson County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 37°46′3″N 88°55′8″W / 37.76750°N 88.91889°W / 37.76750; -88.91889Coordinates: 37°46′3″N 88°55′8″W / 37.76750°N 88.91889°W / 37.76750; -88.91889
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Land0.36 sq mi (0.94 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
 • Total203
 • Estimate 
 • Density558.01/sq mi (215.21/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
Area code(s)618
FIPS code17-71526
Wikimedia CommonsSpillertown, Illinois

Spillertown is a village in Williamson County, Illinois, United States. The population was 203 at the 2010 census.


Richard Bankston first settled in the area of Spillertown in 1812 and entered the southwest quarter of Section 6, Township 9 South, Range 3 East, on August 4, 1817. Elijah N. Spiller, who along with three other brothers arrived in what would become Williamson County a year earlier, bought Bankston's improvements and the area soon became known for the Spiller family. His home stood on the old road that ran between Marion and Benton. In the earliest day it was known as the Harmony road as settlers would take it north to Garret's Tavern, the old county seat of Franklin County, then east to New Harmony, Indiana. The community had a history of excellent schools under the old Spillertown District 54. The last school building now serves as a community building, village hall and polling place.

With the development of the Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad in 1895 and coal mines around the turn of the century, Marion dry goods merchant Noah Payne platted the heart of the village soon thereafter. James F. Reid operated a post office in Spillertown from March 5 to August 20, 1898. It reopened on December 9, 1898 and lasted until Feb. 15, 1914. The village is now served by the post office in Marion.

The community incorporated as a village on March 3, 1900.[3] In August 2011, residents of the town began discussions with city officials in neighboring Marion about possible annexation.[4]


Spillertown is located at 37°46′3″N 88°55′8″W / 37.76750°N 88.91889°W / 37.76750; -88.91889 (37.767467, -88.918902).[5]

According to the 2010 census, Spillertown has a total area of 0.369 square miles (0.96 km2), of which 0.36 square miles (0.93 km2) (or 97.56%) is land and 0.009 square miles (0.02 km2) (or 2.44%) is water.[6]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016202[2]−0.5%
U.S. Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 220 people, 84 households, and 61 families residing in the village. The population density was 707.5 people per square mile (274.0/km²). There were 95 housing units at an average density of 305.5 per square mile (118.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.27% White, 1.36% African American, 0.45% Asian, 0.91% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.64% of the population.

There were 84 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the village, the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 14.5% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $33,125, and the median income for a family was $47,917. Males had a median income of $30,625 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,674. About 6.3% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 20.9% of those sixty five or over.


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 30, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ Barbara Burr Hubbs. 1939, reprint 1979. Pioneer Folk and Places. Marion, Ill.: Williamson County Historical Society. 212-213; and James Adams, comp. 1989. Illinois Place Names. Springfield, Ill.: Illinois State Historical Society. 513.
  4. ^ Stephen Rickerl. Aug. 23, 2011. "Marion City Council Tables Pair of Votes." Southern Illinoisan (Carbondale, Ill.).
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-25.
  7. ^ Census of Population and Housing, U.S. Census Bureau
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.