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City of Metropolis

Massac County, Illinois

Photo: Elijah P. Curtis House, ca. 1870, 405 Market Street, Metropolis, IL. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. Photographed by User:Smallbones (own work), 2010, [cc-by-1.0 (creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed November, 2015.

City of Metropolis Photo

Metropolis City Hall is located at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, IL 62960.
Phone: 618‑524‑4016.


Metropolis was platted in 1839 along the Ohio River by William McBane and James Wilcox, about a mile west of the French Fort Massac.

In 1972 Metropolis was designated (or designated itself) the "official home of Superman." The Super Museum opened in 1993 and soon became one of Illinois' top tourist destinations.