About This Place
Golconda is a city in Pope County, Illinois, along the Ohio River. The population was 726 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Pope County. The entire city has been designated a state Historic District.
Golconda is located at 37Â°21â²50â³N 88Â°29â²12â³W / 37.36389Â°N 88.48667Â°W / 37.36389; -88.48667 (37.363844, -88.486792).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 kmÂ²), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.5 kmÂ²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 kmÂ²) of it (5.08%) is water.