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Elkhart Community Vision Statement


Elkhart is a small town dedicated to preserving its rich history and natural beauty, while cultivating an atmosphere in which modern technology, business, industry and agriculture can thrive. Promoting educational excellence, the arts, family values and environmental responsibility, Elkhart welcomes visitors and residents alike with its hometown spirit.

- Created by Elkhart Community Residents
IIRA Mapping the Future of Your Community Process / Spring 2001


Elkhart is located 17 miles from the I-55 Clear Lake Ave exit in Springfield & 11 miles from the I-55 Woodlawn Rd exit in Lincoln.  This central location is very appealing for couples working in either or both cities.

When it comes to shopping and weekend getaways, we are centrally located for that as well.


  • 13 miles to Walmart on Woodlawn Rd in Lincoln

  • 16 miles to North Dirksen Pkwy Springfield

  • 27 miles to Veterans Springfield

  • 45 miles to Veterans Pkwy Bloomington

  • 50 miles to Downtown Peoria

  • 118 miles to Downtown St Louis

  • 180 miles to Downtown Chicago

In addition to its appealing location, we are part of one of the finest school systems in Illinois.  Mount Pulaski District 23 was ranked #1 in Central Illinois for the results of the Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE).

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