Jerseyville, Illinois

related topics
{city, population, household}
{build, building, house}
{area, community, home}
{city, large, area}
{line, north, south}
{household, population, female}
{land, century, early}
{school, student, university}
{county, mile, population}

Jerseyville is a city in Jersey County, Illinois, United States. The population was 7,984 at the 2000 census, and the population was 8,373 in the 2008 official US Census estimate. It is the county seat of Jersey County[1], and is also the largest city in the county. The city's current mayor is Yvonne Hartmann.

Jerseyville is a part of Southern Illinois, the Metro-East region, and the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Jerseyville is located at 39°7′15″N 90°19′39″W / 39.12083°N 90.3275°W / 39.12083; -90.3275 (39.120789, -90.327545).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.4 square miles (11.4 km²). None of it is covered by water.


In 1827, James Faulkner, a Pennsylvania native, and his family built a small framed structure that was named the "Little Red House," in the area that is now known as Jerseyville. The "Little Red House" served as the first stagecoach station, first tavern, first school, and first bank in the immediate area. By 1834, the small settlement that grew up around Faulkner’s home, then known as Hickory Grove by its residents, was surveyed and platted by two immigrants from New Jersey, John Lott and Edward M. Daly. Lott and Daly’s involvement marked the beginning of a proportionally large number of merchants, businessmen and settlers from New Jersey. A meeting was called in that same year at the "Little Red House" to vote for a town name, so a post office could be established. The name of Jerseyville was chosen to honor the native state of many of its inhabitants.[3]

Full article ▸

related documents
Gentry, Arkansas
Frankfort, Kentucky
Coralville, Iowa
Sweeny, Texas
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Ardmore, Oklahoma
Havre de Grace, Maryland
Killeen, Texas
Midwest City, Oklahoma
Lackawanna, New York
Birmingham, Michigan
Clairton, Pennsylvania
Parsons, Kansas
Goldthwaite, Texas
Valley View, Texas
Wylie, Texas
Dixon, Illinois
Artesia, California
Pryor Creek, Oklahoma
Biloxi, Mississippi
Independence, Kansas
Tucumcari, New Mexico
Mexico, Missouri
Otsego, Michigan
Park City, Utah
Marion, Indiana
Fulton, Oswego County, New York
Prescott, Arizona
Connell, Washington
Elizabethtown, Kentucky