Metropolis is a city located in Massac County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 6,482. It is the county seat of Massac County.
The city has proclaimed itself the "Hometown of Superman," the comic book superhero who is based in the fictional city of Metropolis. The real city celebrates its "local hero" in every possible way that it can. Among the ways it celebrates the character are a large Superman statue in the city, a small Superman museum, and a annual Superman festival that is in June. Also, it has a local newspaper, known as The Metropolis Planet, a name inspired by the newspaper in fictional Metropolis, The Daily Planet.
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CNB CardsBoys baseball team. Includes news, statistics, photos, game-by-game descriptions, and schedule.
J. M. Walters & Son, Inc.Service provider for telecommunications, electrical, and general construction needs of customers in Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri, and Western Kentucky.
Massac County High SchoolFeatures the school's mission, history, principal, curriculum guide, school handbook, and master schedule.
Metropolis PlanetFollow local news, sports and community events from this paper. Also, features local history from the country's only named Metropolis and official home of Superman.