US Facts       Footsteps of History       It Happened Here      
Mottos, Slogans and Nicknames       Noted Notables


Welcome To KEY TO THE CITY's Page For
Macoupin County, Illinois


Page Contents for Nilwood, Illinois

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items



Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Nilwood is approximately 282 (2002), 239 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 95 (1990), 93 (2010).
The amount of land area in Nilwood is 1.204 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Nilwood is 0.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Nilwood to Washington DC is 726 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 27 miles. (as the crow flies)
Nilwood is positioned 39.39 degrees north of the equator and 89.80 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Nilwood elevation is 670 feet above sea level.
Nilwood median income is $ 32,386 (2000).
The Nilwood median home price is $ 52,200 (2000).
Nilwood average annual precipitation is 37.2 inches peryear.
Nilwood average annual snowfall is 32 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 26.6 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 54.5 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 76.9 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 56.7 degrees F.


in west central Illinois about 28 miles from Springfield. Other nearby communities include Standard City, Girard, Virden, Carlinville, Thayer, Waggoner, Farmersville and Palmyra.
Return to Index

History & History Related Items

The Village of Nilwood received its name from the railroad that ran through town. When the train would make stops in town to get wood for the furnace, Nilwood never had any wood for the trains, therefore it received the name of Nilwood.

The Carbon Coal Mine, operated and owned by John Bennyworth, opened in 1873. The mine was briefly closed in 1908 and then permanently closed in 1920.

Here is a history page for Nilwood.
Return to Index

Nilwood City Government

Village of Nilwood
Phone 217-627-2231
Fax 217-627-2231

Village officials - 25 Aug 2005
President is Richard Bivin
City treasurer is Bonnie Otken
City Clerk is Christy Waters
Trustees are: Judy Behme, Paul Buhl, Craig Bridges, Paul Woolsey, Galyn Ruyle
(This data may be out of date. Changes may be sent to keep names current.) Nilwood


The population of Nilwood was:
1990 - 238
2000 - 284
2002 - 282

Contribute information for this community or any other community on the Key To TheCity website

Be sure to include the name of the community and its state when contacting Key to the City as you are NOT directly contacting this community.

Thanks for visiting Key to the City. Come back again! Soon!

The information on Key to the City is from multiple sources including government, commerce, libraries, individuals and organizations. There is no guarantee of the accuracy or timeliness of the information presented on these pages, therefore, please use at your own risk.

Search Key to the City
Custom Search
or Search anywhere on the Web
Custom Search