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Mahomet
Champaign County, Illinois

ZipCodes
61853




Page Contents for Mahomet, Illinois

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Mahomet is approximately 3,103 1990, 7258 2010.
The approximate number of families is 1,159 1990, 2595 2010.
The amount of land area in Mahomet is 6.026 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Mahomet to Washington DC is 631 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 73 miles. (as the crow flies)
Mahomet is positioned 40.19 degrees north of the equator and 88.40 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

12 miles north west of Champaign-Urbana. Here is a map page for Mahomet.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Mahomet. This history page was created by fourth grade students in Mahomet.

Mahomet was first settled in 1830 by Daniel Porter. Mahomet township was originally platted as "Middletown" in 1832 and finally recorded when the new County of Champaign was organized in 1836. The Post Office was changed to Mahomet around 1840 because another town in Logan County was named Middletown. The name of the township was officially changed to Mahomet in 1867. The Village of Mahomet was incorporated in 1872.

Agriculture and Transportation provided the original impetus for the Village's growth. The Old Bloomington Road forded the Sanagmon River at Mahomet. This provided opportunities for businesses such as a ferry, taverns, and boarding houses. The Indiana, Bloomington, and Western Railroad, later known as the Norfolk and Western, ran a line through the Mahomet area and provided transportation between Bloomington and Danville. A mill and elevator located near the railroad at Mahomet in 1879 along with other agriculturally related businesses which needed the railroad to transport goods. The area supported several farm families which included Benjamin Franklin Harris who farmed 5,000 acres in the Mahomet area. Today, proximity to majoy population centers and convenient access to these centers have contributed to the Village's continued growth. The Village was considered an independent community in the first half of the twentieth century, with most of its labor working in the Mahomet area and a majority of the good and services being purchased within the township. The completion of Interstate 74 has changed the development of Mahomet into a "bedroom" community for Champaign/Urbana. Today, the majority of Mahomet's labor force commute to jobs in other communities and most of the goods and services are purchased outside the Village.
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Attractions

Settled in 1832 on the banks of the Sangamon River, Mahomet is the oldest community in Champaign County. A rural residential community with thriving business areas, Mahomet appeals to those in search of an atmosphere of country living, shopping, and working with the added convenience of a cosmopolitan environment just 10 miles away in Champaign-Urbana.

Tales of the early days on the Grand Prairie are brought to mind while exploring the antique shops on old Main Street or at the Early American Museum. Quality shops, a variety of restaurants and services, camping, a Bed & Breakfast, a covered bridge, excellent outdoor activities, an award-winning golf course and many other qualities attract visitors and new residents to Mahomet. The Village of Mahomet, local businesses, and Lake of the Woods Park welcome you to our friendly Village.

Mahomet On-line - information about Mahomet!

Early American Museum & Botanical Gardens
Phone: 217-586-2612

Lake of the Woods County Park

Lake of the Woods Golf Course
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Mahomet City Government

The Village Government provides public works services, such as water, water treatment, sanitary sewer lines, wastewater treatment, storm sewer systems and a street transportation system. Several other private utilites serve the Mahomet area. Illinois Power Company supplies the area with both natural gas and electricity. Telephone service is provided by General Telephone Company. Sangamon Public Water District provides water, water treatment, sanitary sewer lines and wastewater treatment to several subdivisions in the Northeast part of the Village.

The Village furnishes Police protection, subdivision administration, zoning administration, planning, emergency services, and a variety of recreational programs. The township provides fire protection and rescue services with Paramedic services. Ambulance service is provided privately by Arrow and Pro Ambulance Services. The Village library services are provided by a district.



Champaign County Forest Preserve District
P.O. Box 1040
Mahomet, Illinois 61853
Phone: 217/586-3360
fax 586-5724
E-mail: HQ@ccfpd.org

Mahomet Chamber

Mahomet Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1031
Mahomet, Illinois 61853
Phone: 217-586-3165

Mahomet Organizations

Mahomet Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1031
Mahomet, Illinois 61853
Phone: 217-586-3165

Mahomet Libraries

Mahomet Public Library
512 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 829
Mahomet, IL 61853-0829
Phone: 217-586-2611
Fax: 217-586-5710

Mahomet Schools

Mahomet/Seymour Consolidated School District
Administrative Center
101 North Division Street
Mahomet, Illinois 61853
Phone 217 586-4995
Fax 217 586-2539 Mahomet

Miscellany

The population of Mahomet was:
1940 - 823
1950 - 1,017
1960 - 1,367
1970 - 1,296
1980 - 1,986
1990 - 3,101

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