Did you know?

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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Event Sponsors





2014 Platinum Sponsors

These businesses chose to help sponsor all of our events! (2015 Annual Meeting, Old Fashioned July 4th Event, Lunch & Learns, Emergency Personnel Appreciation Banquet)

  • 523 Design
  • Baier Family Funeral
  • Cleary Equipment, Inc.
  • Colmac Coil
  • Compass Insurance Partners
  • Country Thyme Tea Room
  • Farmers-Merchants Bank
  • First National Bank
  • Five23Design.com
  • Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services
  • Heiress Promotions
  • Hudson Drug & Hallmark Shop
  • Mediacom
  • Nicor Gas
  • Paxton IGA
  • Paxton Hardware & Rental

2014 Gold Sponsors

These businesses have chosen to sponsor 3 events!

  • Frontier Communications
  • Northwestern Mutual- Tedd King (2015 Annual Meeting, Lunch & Learns, Old Fashioned 4th of July Event)
  • Tim’s Lawn Service & Snow Removal (2015 Annual Meeting, Old Fashioned 4th of July Event, Emergency Personnel Banquet)



2014 Silver Sponsors

These businesses have chosen to sponsor 2 events!

  • Abbe Insurance Agency
  • Ameren Illinois
  • Busey Bank
  • Doug's Compounding Pharmacy
  • Fiorillo, Shaffer, & Associates
  • Heartland Healthcare Center
  • Heyman & Heyman Optometry
  • Illinois Knights Templar Home
  • Jeff Sturm Insurance & Investments
  • Kief Realty
  • NexStep Commercial Products
  • Paxton Record
  • Pizza Hut

2014 Bronze Sponsors

These businesses have chosen to sponsor 1 event!

  • CCRPC Workforce Development
  • Cheesecloth & Buttermilk
  • Down To Earth Hardscapes
  • Market Street Barber Shop
  • Moore Surveying & Mapping
  • Paxton Clinic
  • Paxton Ready Mix
  • Paxton Subway
  • Plastic Designs, Inc.
  • Shields Automart
  • Vital Education & Supply

Thank you to all of our event sponsors for your generous support!