Alexander, Illinois

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]

Alexander, Illinois
Alexander, Illinois
Alexander, Illinois
Coordinates: 39°43′28″N 90°02′17″W
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyMorgan
Elevation
659 ft (201 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
62601
Area code(s)217
GNIS feature ID403398[1]

History

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

  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.
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