Vandalia, Illinois

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Coordinates: 38°58′5″N 89°6′7″W / 38.96806°N 89.10194°W / 38.96806; -89.10194
Vandalia
City
Downtown Vandalia IL 1.jpg
Country United States
State Illinois
County Fayette
Coordinates 38°58′5″N 89°6′7″W / 38.96806°N 89.10194°W / 38.96806; -89.10194
Area 8.1 sq mi (21 km²)
 - land 8.1 sq mi (21 km²)
Population 7,042 (2010)
Density 869.3 /sq mi (336 /km²)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62471
Area code 618
Location of Vandalia within Illinois
Location of Vandalia within Illinois
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Location of Vandalia within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Vandalia, Illinois

Vandalia is a city in Fayette County, Illinois, United States. It is 69 miles (111 km) northeast of St. Louis, on the Kaskaskia River. It was the capital of Illinois from 1819 to 1839. (The state legislature moved the capital from Kaskaskia to a more central location in Vandalia.) It was also the west end of the National (Cumberland) Road, which is now U.S. Highway 40. Today it is the county seat of Fayette County[1] and the home of the Vandalia State House State Historic Site (1836). The population was 7,042 at the 2010 census.[2]

Vandalia, Illinois

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  1. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. "Vandalia (city) Quick Facts from the U.S. Census Bureau". http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/17/1777317.html. Retrieved November 26, 2011.