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Champaign County, Illinois


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Obituaries added 1/24/2010

     
   
   
   
also... 1998 Directory of Champaign Co. -
added 1/24/2010

Cities & Towns:

Ayers Township
Brown Township
Champaign (City)
Champaign Township
Colfax Township
Compromise Township
Condit Township
Crittenden Township
Cunningham Township
East Bend Township
Harwood Township
Hensley Township
Kerr Township
Ludlow Township
Mahomet Township
Newcomb Township
Ogden Township
Pesotum Township
Philo Township
Rantoul Township
Raymond Township
Sadorus Township
Saint Joseph Township
Scott Township
Sidney Township
Somer Township
Stanton Township
Tolono Township
Urbana Township

Villages:

Bondville
Broadlands
Fisher
Foosland
Gifford
Homer
Ivesdale
Ludlow
Mahomet
Ogden
Pesotum
Philo
Rantoul
Royal
Sadorus
Saint Joseph
Savoy
Sidney
Thomasboro
Tolono

Libraries:

Champaign Public Library
505 S. Randolph St., Champaign, IL 61820

Douglass Branch Library
504 E. Grove St., Champaign, IL 61820

Homer Community Library
101 N. Main St., Homer, IL 61849

Mahomet Public Library
512 E. Main St., Mahomet, IL 61853

Ogden Rose Public Library
103 W. Main, Ogden, IL 61859

Philo Public Library
103 N. Harrison St., Philo, IL  61864

Rantoul Public Library
225 S. Century, Rantoul, IL 61866

Saint Joseph Twp. Swearingen Memorial Library
201 N. Third, Saint Joseph, IL  61873

Sidney Community Library
221 S. David St., Sidney, IL  61877

Tolono Public Library
128 E. Main, Tolono, IL  61880

Urbana Free Library
201 S. Race St., Urbana, IL 61801

Historic District:
Elm Street Court
1 - 8 Elm Street Court
Urbana, IL

 

COURT HOUSE INFO:
Administrative Center
1776 E Washington St
Urbana, IL 61802-4578
Phone: (217)384-3772
Fax: (217)384-3896

County Seat: Urbana
Year Organized: 1833
Square Miles: 997

HISTORY:

     Champaign County was organized in 1833, having been previously a part of Vermilion County.  The county and county seat were named for Champaign County, Ohio and Urbana, Ohio respectively, the home place of the Illinois legislator who sponsored the bill to create the county.  The development of the county was greatly furthered by the arrival of the Chicago Branch of the Illinois Central Railroad, and even more by the establishment of the land-grant university.  Later, the county also got an airport and a mass transit district.  The northern part of the county experienced an economic and demographic setback with the closing of Chanute Air Training Center in the 1990's.  In the 2004 Presidential election, it was one of the only 15 of the 102 Illinois counties in which John Kerry received a majority of the vote (50.98%).

ADJACENT COUNTIES:
1 - McLEAN
2 - FORD
3 - VERMILION

5 - EDGAR
6 - DOUGLAS
7 -PIATT

 

 

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