Place:Hecker, Monroe, Illinois, United States

Alt namesFreedom
Coordinates38.306°N 89.994°W
Located inMonroe, Illinois, United States
See alsoHecker, St. Clair, Illinois, United States

The village of Hecker is located on the eastern tip of Monroe County. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 475.[1]



The first house was built in the town of Hecker, then known as Freedom, in 1849. The town incorporated as a village under the name of Hecker in 1895.[2]
In the 1860 U.S. Census, the Hecker P.O. is listed in two Illinois counties: Township 2S Range 8W, in St. Clair County, Illinois as well as Township 3S Range 8W in Monroe County.(See 1875 Map listed below.)


  1. Hecker, Illinois Wikipedia article.
  2. Village of Hecker Centenniel in 1995

External Links

1875 Map of St. Clair County showing township lines and alternate names as well as many other features.


source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names