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Macon County, Illinois


The Best Kept Secret between Springfield and Decatur

Page Contents for Niantic, Illinois

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions

Community events.


Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Niantic is approximately 738 (2000), 707 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 253 (1990), 272 (2010).
The amount of land area in Niantic is 2.576 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Niantic to Washington DC is 692 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 27 miles. (as the crow flies)
Niantic is positioned 39.85 degrees north of the equator and 89.16 degrees west of the prime meridian.


between Springfield and Decatur in central Illinois.
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History & History Related Items

Named by immigrants from Niantic, Connecticut
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Lincoln Log Cabin Home State Park (8 miles away)

UPS Headquarters from 1955 to approximately 1957

Learn more about Niantic at this informative site.
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Niantic Community Events

2004, July 16 and 17
Sesquicentenial Celebration
Place: Village of Niantic
Time: All Day
Sponsored by: Village of Niantic
Annual Civic Club Fish Fry, Decatur Park Singers, The Hitmen, Potowatomi Indian Dancers, Various Local Bands, Crafts, Brothers of the Brush, Sisters of the Swish, Parade, Museum, Beer Tent, Fireworks, United Methodist Church Pork Chop Dinner, Car Show, Antique Tractor Show, Blacksmithing Demonstration, Chuckwagon Sideshow, Boy Scouts Display, Historical Markers, Helicopter Rides, Carnival, Medicine show Niantic


The population of Niantic was:
1990 - 647
2000 - 738

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