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Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Buda is approximately 563 (1990), 538 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 256 (1990), 216 (2010).
The amount of land area in Buda is 2.611 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Buda to Washington DC is 714 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 106 miles. (as the crow flies)
Buda is positioned 41.32 degrees north of the equator and 89.67 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

The land on which the village of Buda is currently situated was originally part of a farm owned by John Mason who sold it to James Zink in 1845. It was in the year of 1854 that the railroad was to be built through this area and Mr. Zink laid out his land into town lots. The original town lay almost wholly to the north of Main Street and was bounded on the west by Pine Street, now Route 40. Another plot of something like nine blocks on the south side of Main Street, extended irregularly to the Railroad Depot. Many additions were added later. The town is located in S.W. quarter Section 34 in Concord Township, Bureau County. At about the same time Jesse Emerson laid out the town lots and the east side of the railroad.
More than ten years after Buda was laid out there grew a desire on the part of some of its citizens to become an incorporated town. That this desire was not entirely unanimous was evidenced by the election held Thursday, January 28, 1869 when a vote of 47 was registered for incorporation and 41 votes against. However the majority carried and Buda became an incorporated town under a general State Law Chapter 25 of the revised Statures of 1845.(Taken from BUDA "Our Home Town" 1828-1975 by Myrtle Foster Arnold.)
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The founding of Buda


The incorporation of Buda

January 28, 1869

Buda City Government

Buda Village Hall
Main St
Buda, IL 61314
Phone: 309-895-2071

Macon Township Building
RR 1
Buda, IL 61314-9801
Phone: 309-895-7841

Buda Libraries

Mason Memorial Public Library
Buda, IL 61314
Phone: 309-895-7701

Buda Schools

Burea Valley High School
Stewart St
Buda, IL 61314
Phone: 309-895-3101

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