Like the rich black soil which surrounds it, Virginia is a fertile location – nurturing not only crops, but the families and businesses that call this friendly county seat town home.
Virginia is a town on the move. Not only has it seen the opening of a new Junior/Senior High School, but its schools are earning high marks for excellence in education. Looking to the future, the city has built a modern water plant that not only meets its needs but serves three rural water systems and a neighboring village.
The nonprofit Square One organization is revitalizing the town square. Spacious parks, ball diamonds, a swimming pool, trails and the nearby Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area offer year around recreation. From groceries to unique dining, antiques to hardware, financial services to health care, Virginia has much to offer visitors and residents alike.
Established in 1836 by pioneer Henry H. Hall, M.D., it took its name from Hall’s adopted home state of Virginia. When Cass County was established, Virginia’s strategic location in the center of the new county would prove to be an important resource in the 19th and 20th centuries.
And location remains an important resource to this day. Situated at the junction of two important state highways, Virginia is just a short 40 minute drive from Springfield, Illinois’ state capitol. The Peoria metro area is just 80 minutes to the north and St. Louis is 2 hours to the south.
Come visit us soon, but heed this warning. Once you are here, you may never want to leave.
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City of Virginia, County Seat, 153 S. Front Street, Virginia, IL 62691