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New Boston, Illinois - New Boston City Sign

New Boston, Illinois

Population: City - 632    New Boston Township - 1,207
*According to 2000 Census Data

Surveyed by Abraham Lincoln

The quiet, relaxing city of New Boston is a fantastic place to visit in the Summer for lots of water fun. Established in 1834, New Boston, Illinois proudly boasts of not only being surveyed by Abraham Lincoln, but also the very first town that Abe Lincoln surveyed. Mr. Lincoln mapped the town out in a wagon wheel shape, which fully explains the uniquely shaped lots and street directions of New Boston, Illinois.

The area was called Upper Yellow Banks by the local Indians. William Denison and his son, John, came here in 1827 and lived among the Indains in peace. New Boston was the first village in Mercer County. New Boston, Illinois was platted in September 1834 by a young man who later became President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.
New Boston Recreation
Boating, Camping, Fishing, Hunting
Community Organizations
Community Club of New Boston
New Boston Community Center
New Boston Fire Department
New Boston Scouts of America
New Boston City Hall
Hours: 1pm - 5pm Mon-Fri
Phone: (309) 587-8181
Fax: (309) 587-8292
New Boston City Officials
City Clerk - Karen Bedford
City Mayor - Christopher DeFrieze
Abraham Lincoln's Wagon Wheel
* Red circle and lines were added for visual aide
New Boston, IL - Lincon's Wagon Wheel
Map of New Boston, Illinois

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