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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Argenta.

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Around Argenta ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Springfield. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the west of Argenta. Springfield has a population of 116,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Champaign. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the east of Argenta and has a population of 86,600 people.

For comparison, Argenta has a population of 910 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bloomington   [Map]   78,005   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Charleston   [Map]   21,133   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Clinton   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Decatur   [Map]   72,706   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lincoln   [Map]   13,969   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mahomet   [Map]   8,287   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Mattoon   [Map]   18,028   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Monticello   [Map]   5,585   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mount Zion   [Map]   5,855   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Normal   [Map]   54,264   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Pana   [Map]   5,565   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Rantoul   [Map]   12,815   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Savoy   [Map]   8,177   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Taylorville   [Map]   10,752   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Urbana   [Map]   42,014   E   33 miles [53.1 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bement   [Map]   1,696   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cerro Gordo   [Map]   1,363   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cisco   [Map]   257   E   5 miles [8 km]
De Land   [Map]   428   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
De Witt   [Map]   180   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Forsyth   [Map]   3,557   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fullerton   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
La Place   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lane   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Long Creek   [Map]   1,298   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Maroa   [Map]   1,726   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Milmine   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Oreana   [Map]   828   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Warrensburg   [Map]   1,152   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Weldon   [Map]   423   N   10 miles [16.1 km]

For more communities neighboring Argenta, please visit our County-by-County Page for Argenta.

Macon County ...

Argenta is located in Macon County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Macon County: Christian, De Witt, Logan, Moultrie, Piatt, Sangamon & Shelby.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Argenta ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bulldog Crossing   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest of Argenta   [Map]
Burrowsville   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Combs   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Harristown   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Jenkins   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lake City   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Lane   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Larkdale   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lodge   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Long Creek   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Longview Place   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Prairie Hall   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the South   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Argenta ...

Looking for more information about Argenta? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Argenta, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Argenta.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Argenta.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Argenta. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Argenta. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Illinois

    Illinois Tourism
    Parks for Illinois

    Fishing in Illinois
    Hunting in Illinois

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Illinois Statewide Tourism
    Argenta Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Argenta


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Illinois

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Illinois

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Illinois

Airports Near Argenta ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Argenta.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Decatur Airport(DEC/KDEC)   [Map]   DEC   SSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Piatt Co. Airport   [Map]   2K0   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Willard Airport (CMI/KCMI)   [Map]   CMI   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Logan Co. Airport(ICAO: KAAA)   [Map]   AAA   WNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Tuscola Airport   [Map]   K96   ESE   30 miles [48.3 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Argenta.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Argenta. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lambert - St. Louis Intl. (STL/KSTL)   [Map]   STL   SW   118 miles [189.9 km]
Indianapolis Intl. (IND/KIND)   [Map]   IND   E   135 miles [217.3 km]
Midway Intl. (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]   MDW   NNE   136 miles [218.9 km]
O'Hare Intl. (ORD/KORD)   [Map]   ORD   NNE   145 miles [233.4 km]
Rockford Intl. (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   RFD   N   153 miles [246.2 km]
South Bend Rgnl. (SBN/KSBN)   [Map]   SBN   NE   176 miles [283.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Willard Airport (CMI/KCMI)   [Map]   CMI   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Central Illinois Rgnl. (BMI/KBMI)   [Map]   BMI   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Greater Peoria Rgnl. (PIA/KPIA)   [Map]   PIA   NW   65 miles [104.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Decatur Airport(DEC/KDEC)   [Map]   DEC   SSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Piatt Co. Airport   [Map]   2K0   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Logan Co. Airport(ICAO: KAAA)   [Map]   AAA   WNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Tuscola Airport   [Map]   K96   ESE   30 miles [48.3 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Lambert - St. Louis Intl.   (STL/KSTL)   [Map]
        Website for Lambert - Saint Louis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Indianapolis Intl.   (IND/KIND)   [Map]
        Website for Indianapolis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Scott AFB / Midamerica Airport   (BLV/KBLV)   [Map]
        Website for Scott AFB / Midamerica Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Decatur Airport   (DEC/KDEC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Logan Co. Airport   (ICAO: KAAA)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Taylorville Muni.   (ICAO: KTAZ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rantoul Airport   (ICAO: KTIP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Coles County Meml.   (MTO/KMTO)   [Map]
        Website for Coles County Memorial Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Midway Intl.   (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]
        Website for Midway International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Abraham Lincoln Airport   (SPI/KSPI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
O'Hare Intl.   (ORD/KORD)   [Map]
        Website for O'Hare International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rockford Intl.   (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
        Website for Rockford International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
South Bend Rgnl.   (SBN/KSBN)   [Map]
        Website for South Bend Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Willard Airport   (CMI/KCMI)   [Map]
        Website for University of Illinois - Willard Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Central Illinois Rgnl.   (BMI/KBMI)   [Map]
        Website for Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Greater Peoria Rgnl.   (PIA/KPIA)   [Map]
        Website for Greater Peoria Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Terre Haute Intl.   (ICAO: KHUF)   [Map]
        Website for Terre Haute International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Argenta. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Illinois: www.illinois.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Argenta.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Argenta. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Argenta) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Argenta. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Argenta

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Argenta. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9854, Longitude: -88.8186     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Argenta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Argenta), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Argenta.