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A Taste of Cairo, Illinois

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT CAIRO?
  1. Cairo is the southernmost city in the U.S. state of Illinois, and is the county seat of Alexander County.

  2. Cairo is located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. The rivers converge at Fort Defiance, a Civil War camp that was built in 1862 by Union General Ulysses S. Grant. Cairo has the lowest elevation of any location in Illinois and is the only Illinois city surrounded by levees. It is in the area known as Little Egypt.

Radio Stations

WBEL 88.5 FM Cairo, IL Religious
KLSC 92.9 FM Malden, MO Sports
KGKS 93.9 FM Scott City, MO Classic Hits
WGKY 95.9 FM Wickliffe, KY Oldies
WKIB 96.5 FM Anna, IL Top-40
WDDJ 96.9 FM Paducah, KY Top-40
KYMO 105.3 FM East Prairie, MO Oldies


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cairo blues festival
Saturday, September 9th, 2017
Cairo Heritage Foundation - Historic 8th Street
Cairo Heritage Blues and Gospel Festival
708 Commercial Avenue
Cairo, Illinois



Demographics of Cairo, Illinois

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

29.2%

71.5%

0.5%

0.6%

0.4%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Businesses in Cairo, Illinois


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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Shemwell’s Barbecue -  Category: BBQ -   1102 Washington Ave Cairo, IL 62914 (618) 734-0165   - (reviews)

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An estimated crowd of 10,000 gathered for the lynching of Will James on November 11, 1909.

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CHURCHES



  1. Ward Chapel Ame Church -   422 17th St Cairo, Illinois 62914 (618) 734-4273   - (visit website)

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Cairo Heritage Blues and Gospel Festival -   (SEPT)  

    Cairo Heritage Foundation - Historic 8th Street. 708 Commercial Avenue Cairo, Illinois

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