Boody, Illinois

Boody is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Macon County, Illinois, United States. Boody is located on Illinois Route 48, 8 miles (13 km) southwest of downtown Decatur. Boody has a post office with ZIP code 62514.[3] As of the 2010 census, Boody has a population of 276.[4] Boody was named after Col William H Boody.

Boody, Illinois
Boody, Illinois is located in Illinois
Boody, Illinois
Boody, Illinois
Boody, Illinois is located in the United States
Boody, Illinois
Boody, Illinois
Coordinates: 39°45′59″N 89°02′57″W / 39.76639°N 89.04917°W / 39.76639; -89.04917Coordinates: 39°45′59″N 89°02′57″W / 39.76639°N 89.04917°W / 39.76639; -89.04917
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyMacon
Area
 • Total1.15 sq mi (2.98 km2)
 • Land1.15 sq mi (2.98 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
682 ft (208 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total232
 • Density201.56/sq mi (77.84/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
62514
Area code217
GNIS feature ID404693[2]

Boody also has a used car dealership (Carl's Auto Sales established in 1941), and a saw mill (Curry Sawmill). Larry Warren, a longtime resident of Boody, donated his estate to be turned into a park after he died in 2003. Warren Park is located off Route 48 in the center of Boody.

In 1998, Joe Crump founded the Boody Water Company. The company worked to provide city water to all of the residents of the town. In 2007, the project was complete, and city water was piped into the town from Macon. Boody now has its own water tower, located on the south end of the town on Route 48.

The old Boody Elementary School, previously part of the Blue Mound School district, is currently for sale as a five bedroom home. Boody also has an old, non-functioning grain elevator in the center of town that is currently listed for sale at $125,000.

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
2020232
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

Notable peopleEdit

Lauren Doyle a rugby sevens player from the United States. She competed in Rugby Sevens for the United States of America at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Boody, Illinois
  3. ^ ZIP Code Lookup Archived June 15, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "U.S. Census website". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 9 March 2011.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.