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At the Census, the population was 7, Vandalia is 69 miles northeast of St. Louis , on the Kaskaskia River , it served as the state capital of Illinois from until , when the seat of state government moved to the current capital of Springfield. Vandalia was for years the western terminus of the National Road. Vandalia was founded in as a new capital city for Illinois; the previous capital, was unsuitable because it was under the constant threat of flooding. The townsite was hastily prepared for the meeting of the Illinois General Assembly ; the history of the name Vandalia is uncertain.
Different theories can be found in all of the books written about Vandalia over the years. In her book Vandalia: Wilderness Capital of Lincoln's Land, Mary Burtschi tells of a conversation between one of the original surveyors of the town and a Vandalia resident. The surveyor, Colonel Greenup , explained. He recommended this as an abbreviation to the word vanguard meaning the forefront of an advancing movement.
Another suggestion was made for the term dalia, derived from the Anglo-Saxon word dale which means a valley between hills. Greenup takes credit in the conversation for connecting the two terms to form the name Vandalia. Another possible source of the name is the Vandalia colony , a failed attempt to establish a fourteenth colony in part of what is now West Virginia and Kentucky ; the Vandalia colony was named in honor of Queen Charlotte , who claimed descent from the Wendish tribe of Obodrites called the Vandals.
Another theory put forth is that Vandalia was named by those who located the state capital in the town; the law under which Vandalia was founded included a provision that the capital would not be moved for twenty years. Before the end of this period, the population center of the state had shifted far north of Vandalia. In , the General Assembly voted to move the capital to Springfield. In the early s the sociologist Joseph Lyford examined the social structure of Vandalia in a book-length study that revealed the corporatist nature of decision-making in the city. In , 2, people lived in Vandalia; the population was 6, at the census.
Vandalia is home to the Okaw Valley Area Vocational Center, which trains high school students in vocational trades, it serves vocational students from nearby high schools such as those in Greenville and Mulberry Grove. The building trades class at the center each year purchases property in Vandalia, builds a house, sells the improved property, they have sold 33 homes constructed by students. According to the census, Vandalia has a total area of 8.
Vandalia is situated on Interstate 70, U.
Route 40 and U. Route 51; as of the census of , there were 6, people, 2, households, 1, families residing in the city. The population density was 1, There were 2, housing units at an average density of The racial makeup of the city was Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0. There were 2, households out of which The average household size was 2. In the city, the population was spread out with The median age was 36 years.
For every females, there were For every females age 18 and over, there were About 8. Vandalia is governed using the mayor council system; the council consists of eight members elected from one of four wards with each ward electing two members.
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