Place:Alexis, Mercer, Illinois, United States


Coordinates41.063°N 90.555°W
Located inMercer, Illinois, United States
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Alexis is a village in Mercer and Warren counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. The population was 863 at the 2000 census.

The Warren County portion of Alexis is part of the Galesburg Micropolitan Statistical Area, while the Mercer County portion is part of the DavenportMolineRock Island, IA-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Alexis was first named Alexander after one of its founders, J. E. Alexander, in 1870. After learning of another Illinois town named Alexander, the founders wanted a new name. Around this time, Grand Duke Alexis was visiting the country, after whom the town was renamed.

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