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Pocahontas is a village in Bond County, Illinois, United States. The population was 784 at the 2010 census. Pocahontas is the hometown of country music singer Gretchen Wilson.HistoryPocahontas was originally known as Hickory Grove and then Amity. In 1850, the name was changed to Pocohontas (with an "o"). In 1855, the current spelling with an "a" came into place. Pocahontas was incorporated as a village in 1847. The town was named after Pocahontas, the 17th Century Native American princess who rescued Captain John Smith and later married John Rolfe.GeographyPocahontas is located at .According to the 2010 census, Pocahontas has a total area of 0.771sqmi, of which 0.75sqmi is land and 0.021sqmi is water.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 727 people, 309 households, and 194 families residing in the village. The population density was 968.3 people per square mile (374.3/km²). There were 330 housing units at an average density of 439.5 per square mile (169.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.62% White, 0.14% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.28% Asian, and 0.69% from two or more races.Pocahontas is in Illinois (IL). In the build up to your vacation in Pocahontas, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our United States trip planner .
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