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Herrin

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Herrin is a city in Williamson County, Illinois, United States. Herrin is the home of the Herrin Tigers. The population was 12,501 at the 2010 census. It is home to country music star David Lee Murphy, the hometown of baseball's Ray Chapman, and the hometown of San Diego State University men's basketball coach Steve Fisher, as well as Medal of Honor recipient Joseph William Ozbourn.The city is part of the Marion-Herrin Micropolitan Area and is a part of the Carbondale-Marion-Herrin, Illinois Combined Statistical Area with 123,272 residents, the sixth most populous Combined statistical area in Illinois.GeographyHerrin is located at .According to the 2010 census, Herrin has a total area of 9.461sqmi, of which 9.23sqmi is land and 0.231sqmi is water.Herrin is just south of Chittyville, which has occasioned many puns among the local population. However, Chittyville is part of Herrin.HistoryThe settlement of Herrin started out as scattered settlers on Herring's Prairie named for the first permanent settler Isaac Herring, a Baptist preacher. Later, his son-in-law David Herrin arrived and the similarity in names led to the eventual shortening of the name to just Herrin's Prairie. The trails from Jordan's fort to Humphreys' ford on the Big Muddy River intersected the old trail from Lusk's ferry at modern-day Golconda to Kaskaskia.
Herrin is in Illinois (IL). Plan your holiday in Herrin and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our United States online sightseeing planner .
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