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The town was initially named Prairie City in the late 1840s, then Prospect City by an Illinois Central Railroad official in 1855.

In 1859, it was renamed for Sir Joseph Paxton, architect of the Crystal Palace, who was a major shareholder in the Illinois Central Railroad, which in 1856 was the longest span of railroad in the world (Chicago to Cairo).

Founded in 1859, Paxton celebrated its sesquicentennial in 2009.

Source: Wikipedia

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Area Businesses




Business Memberships
Company Phone Address City
523 DesignLoda
Abbe Insurance Agency/AFLAC217.394.2243PO Box 268Buckley
Aden Farms815.735.4357PO Box 274Ashkum
Ag Solutions217.379.92141330 S. VermillionPaxton
Ameren Illinois888.789.24771205 E. PellsPaxton
American Cancer Society708.633.777117060 Oak Park AvenueTinley Park
American Legion Post 150217.379.2064P.O. Box 199Paxton
Animal Clinic of Paxton 217.379.3800725 S. RailroadPaxton
Animal House217.379.3624425 S. MarketPaxton
Arcade Pancake House217.379.3268132 N. Market StreetPaxton
Auditory Care Center Inc.217.892.59591720 E. GroveRantoul
Baier Family Funeral Services, LLC217.379.3200406 E. PellsPaxton
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central IllinoisPaxton
Busey Bank217.379.4327140 W. CenterPaxton
Casey's General Store #2025217.379.2653585 S. MarketPaxton
Casey's General Store #2929217.379.9037140 N. Mrket St.Paxton
CCRPC Workforce Development217.579.1010258 W. State StreetPaxton
Central Illinois Buildings815.945.3667960 E. Cemetery AvenueChenoa
Central Lean LLC217.379.4433114 S. Market StreetPaxton
Cheesecloth and Buttermilk Inc.217.379.3675203 N. MarketPaxton
Cleary Equipment, Inc.217.379.42002080 E. 300 North RoadPaxton
Colmac Coil Manufacturing217.379.3713350 Baltimore DrivePaxton
Compass Insurance Partners217.379.2102225 W. OttawaPaxton
Conxxus217.379.2026330 W. Ottawa RoadPaxton
Country Financial217.379.9650114 N. MarketPaxton
Country Thyme Tea Room217.379.4800595 S. Elm StreetPaxton
Creekside Community Center815-457-3311510 Prairie LaneCissna Park
Creekside Prairie815-457-3311510 Prairie LaneCissna Park
D&D Carpets, Inc.815.698.2154102 S. Front StreetAshkum
David L. Steidinger Shelling Service, Inc.309-377-3101416 N. 2050 East RoadCropsey
Designer Dog Salon217.379.3183110 S. Market St.Paxton
Doug’s Compounding Pharmacy 217.379.3684137 N. MarketPaxton
Down to Earth Hardscapes217.386.3063356 S. Elm StreetPaxton
Dr. Russell Pitch, DDS217.379.4649P.O. Box 315Paxton
Eastern Illini Electric Coop217.379.2131P.O. Box 96 Paxton
Edward Jones Investment217.893.9898107 S. GarradRantoul
Elson's Paxton Sanitary System217.379.2712P.O. Box 47 Paxton
Engelbrecht Grills & Cookers217-379-38511432 E. 200 North RoadPaxton
EZ Living, Inc.815.458.9210390 S. Overton RoadDiamon
Farmers-Merchants National Bank217.379.4343P.O. Box 61 Paxton
Federated Bank217.386.2392117 N. Oak StreetLoda
Fiorillo, Shaffer & Associates Ltd.217.379.43082 Lane DrivePaxton
First National Bank217.379.2336P.O. Box 95 Paxton
Flower Cart217.379.9245201 E. State StreetPaxton
Ford County Abstract217.379.2413P.O. Box 145 Paxton
Ford County Soil & Water Conservation District217.379.23721380 W. Ottawa RoadPaxton
Fox Transport Co.217.379.4866PO Box 153Paxton
Frank’s Barber Shop217.379.4214122 S. MarketPaxton
Frontier Communications217.892.3376212 E. Grove St.Rantoul
G & S Service217.379.4382251 S. MarketPaxton
Genzels Tap217.386.2255107 N. Oak StreetLoda
Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services217.784.26001120 N. MelvinGibson City
Goldtrap Trucking815.383.8254903 E. 3200 North Road Clifton
Harbor Light Hospice217.875-4395332 W. Marion Suite N1Forsyth
Harvest Moon Drive-In815.268.4000Rt. 47 SouthGibson City
Heartland Healthcare Center 217.379.43611001 E. PellsPaxton
Heiress Promotions217.379.4100650 East State StreetPaxton
Heyman & Heyman Optometrists 217.379.3121145 W. CenterPaxton
Hope Vineyard Church217.778.2858152 N. Market StreetPaxton
Houston Oil Company 217.379.2231P.O. Box 294 Paxton
Houston Plumbing, Heating & Air217.379.2329111 N. MarketPaxton
Hudson Drug & Hallmark Shop217.379.4858P.O. Box 70 Paxton
ICRR Historical Society217.379.2261P.O. Box 288Paxton
Illinois Knights Templar Home217.379.2116450 E. FultonPaxton
Insurance Providers Group217.379.4210119 W. Pells StreetPaxton
Jeff Sturm Insurance & Investments217.395.23631741 N 1400 E RdRoberts
Jeff's Custom Exhaust Inc.217.378.4415230 S. MarketPaxton
Jill's Creative Expressions217.892.5555101 E. Sangamon AvenueRantoul
Johnson & Johnson 217.379.2334118 S. MarketPaxton
Kief Realty217.379.2222Paxton
Kirchner Building Centers217.379.2121349 N. MarketPaxton
KM Plumbing217.379.2943124 W. State StreetPaxton
Knapp-Miller Funeral Home217.379.2353142 W. PattonPaxton
Lakeview Country Club217.386.2335147 E. 200 N. RoadLoda
Life by Charley Danielle217.714.4849Paxton
M & R Supply800.443.0494312 Granada RoadBloomington
Market St. Barber Shop and Hair Design217.379.4262150 N. MarketPaxton
Market St. General Store217.379.4245134 S. MarketPaxton
Market Street Events217.579.1082121 S. Market St.Paxton
Martensen & Niemann217.379.4311140 N. TaftPaxton
Massage Elements563.212.3676201 N. Railroad AvenuePaxton
Meats Plus, Inc.217.386.2381100 E. JeffersonLoda
Mediacom309.274.1362903 E. HowardPontiac
Monical's of Paxton217.379.4835500 W. OttawaPaxton
Moore Surveying & Mapping217.379.2212101 W. Ottawa Paxton
Murle Roy Construction217.379.2283P.O. Box 3Paxton
NAPA Auto Parts217.379.6272108 W. StatePaxton
NCP Enterprises LLC217.379.2377P.O. Box 71Paxton
Nicor Gas Company800.231.15711305 Martin Luther KingBloomington
Nordic Total Fitness217-579-1047207 N. MarketPaxton
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network / Tedd King217.379.6025124 W. StatePaxton
Parkland College Business Training217.351.22351315 N. Mattis Ave.Champaign
Paul's Appliances217.892.4877110 N. Kentucky AvenueRantoul
Paxton Auto Laundry & Lube Center 217.379.4779P.O. Box 244Paxton
Paxton Church of Christ217.379.4443400 W. OttawaPaxton
Paxton Clinic217.379.4864227 N. MarketPaxton
Paxton Coin Laundry815.268.7244795 S. Railroad AvenuePaxton
Paxton Community Nursery School217.379.9697601 S. Fall StreetPaxton
Paxton Dairy Queen217.379.9024349 N. Railroad AvePaxton
Paxton Dental Care217.379.4667225 N. Market Street Paxton
Paxton Foundation217.379.4111Paxton
Paxton Hardware & Rental217.379.3611P.O. Box 70 Paxton
Paxton Healthcare & Rehab217.379.4861240 N. Market St.Paxton
Paxton IGA Foods217.379.3312144 W. PellsPaxton
Paxton Masonic Lodge217.579.1063PO Box 4Paxton
Paxton Park District217.379.4203601 S. FallPaxton
Paxton Ready Mix217.379.3631702 N. MarketPaxton
Paxton Record217.379.2356208 N. MarketPaxton
Paxton Subway217.379.30951 Centennial Drive PaxtonPaxton
Paxton Variety Liquors217.379.2925403 S. RailroadPaxton
Paxton Veterinary Clinic PC217.379.3232P.O. Box 333 Paxton
PBL Unit 10 School District217.379.3314P.O. Box 50 Paxton
Pizza Hut217.379.9211560 John Street Paxton
Plastic Designs Inc.217.379.92141330 South VermillionPaxton
Pontiac Granite Company, Inc.815.842.1384112 E. Washington St.Pontiac
Prairie Insurance Group, LLC.217.379.2188305 N. Market StreetPaxton
Pro-Type Printing217.379.4715130 N. MarketPaxton
Pueblo Lindo Mexican Restaurant217.379.5200124 W. State StreetPaxton
Rex Roy-RE/Max Choice217.379.4163213 E. Pells St.Paxton
Robin's Homespun Dreams & Country Crossroads221 S. Market StreetPaxton
Rosenboom Realty217.379.2111230 W. Ottawa Paxton
S & P Rentals217.379.4163285 N. 1500 EastPaxton
Shields Automart217.379.2393580 John Street Paxton
Signs & Designs217.379.2184119 S. MarketPaxton
Simply Pat's Hats & Things327.379.4145201 E. State StreetPaxton
State Street Salon217.379.2748201 N. RailroadPaxton
The Coffee Steamer503.871.049611003 N. 2300 E. RdFairbury
The Humble Hog217.579.1082125 S. Market St.Paxton
Tim's Lawn Service and Snow Removal217.379.4260540 Cherry Street Paxton
Timber Creek Bed & Breakfast217.379.25891559 E. State Rt. 9Paxton
U.S. Post Office217.379.3131209 S. MarketPaxton
Unique T.L. Inc., America's Best Inn & Suites217.531.2493409 W. University AvenueUrbana
Upper Room Bible Church217.379.4189425 W. OrleansPaxton
VFW Post 4214647 E. PattonPaxton
Vital Education & Supply Inc.877-55U-RESQ2703 W. Clark Rd. #5Champaign
WPXN217.379.4333361 N. Railroad Ave.Paxton

Complimentary Memberships
Company Phone Address City
City of Paxton217.379.4022P.O. Box 59Paxton
Gibson City Chamber of CommerceP.O. Box 294Gibson City
Hoopeston Area Chamber of CommerceP.O. Box 346Hoopeston
PRIDE in Paxton148 N. MarketPaxton
Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce100 N. Sangamon #101Rantoul
Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce110 S. 3rd StreetWatseka

Individual Memberships
Company Phone Address City
Brian & Kara NimsPaxton
Carl E. Hudson Jr.Paxton
Charles W. PaceyP.O. Box 35Paxton
Dr. Richard Foellner & Marietta FoellnerPaxton
Fred and Lisa Magers217.379.4726940 E. PattonPaxton
Honorable Steve R. PaceyP.O. Box 1Paxton
Linda Rhodes1012 Park DrivePaxton
Matthew and Stephanie Nowaczyk145 N. Elm StreetHerscher
Rob PaceyPaxton
Stan Foster217.419.49671680 E. St. Rt. 9Paxton
Suzanne Shell217.898.1595PO Box 276Paxton