Area Information


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AREA INFORMATION

A central location in the state provides access to services, amenities and attractions. Edinburg, Illinois is in the heart of an agricultural region in Christian County, which offers a wide range of additional business opportunities. The county contains the Taylorville micropolitan area, an area that’s included in the Springfield-Jacksonville-Lincoln combined statistical area. Intersected by State Highways 29 and 48, Christian County is also convenient to I-55 and I-72.

CLIMATE

38 inches of rain and 17 inches of snowfall are the norm in Christian County where there are 198 days of sunshine per year. High temperatures in July reach 88 on average, while lows in January fall below 20.


AMENITIES

Edinburg Community Unit School District 4 includes an elementary, junior high and high school serving students from pre-school through 12th grade. In nearby Springfield there are numerous colleges and universities including the University of Illinois Springfield and Robert Morris University.

Featuring a 50-mile population base of more than 600,000, Christian County offers business and industrial parks in Taylorville as well as Pana, IL. The area is also accessible from four airports and there is service from the Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific railroads.

Taylorville Memorial Hospital is a critical access hospital that’s been providing healthcare services to residents of Christian County since 1906. Rehabilitative, cardiac, radiology, active care, surgical services and more are provided by the hospital.


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RECREATION

Christian County Historical Society Museum and “The Last Stop” are popular attractions in Taylorville. Springfield includes the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Lincoln Depot, Lincoln Home National Historic Site and Old State Capitol State Historic Site.

Sangchris Lake State Park covers more than 3,000 acres with 120 miles of shoreline. Fishing, boating, camping and outdoor activities are excellent with native forests surrounding the park. Lake Shelbyville’s normal surface is 11,100 acres. The reservoir in Shelby and Moultrie Counties is surrounded by the Shelbyville State Fish and Wildlife Area and bordered by Wolf Creek State Park and Eagle Creek State Park. Full-service marinas, resorts and campgrounds make the lake a popular destination.

HISTORY

The history of Central Illinois is greatly influenced by the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, with the Christian County Courthouse lawn featuring a “Looking for Lincoln” exhibit. Like Lincoln, many of the early settlers to the area came from Kentucky which led to the county’s name change in 1840 after Christian County, Kentucky.





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