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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to De Witt.

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Around De Witt ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Champaign. It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the east of De Witt. Champaign has a population of 86,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Bloomington. It is located about 22 miles [35 km] to the northwest of De Witt and has a population of 78,000 people.

For comparison, De Witt has a population of 180 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
Clinton   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Decatur   [Map]   72,706   S   23 miles [37 km]
Eureka   [Map]   5,383   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Lincoln   [Map]   13,969   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Mahomet   [Map]   8,287   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Monticello   [Map]   5,585   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Morton   [Map]   16,287   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Mount Zion   [Map]   5,855   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Normal   [Map]   54,264   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Pontiac   [Map]   11,827   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Rantoul   [Map]   12,815   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Savoy   [Map]   8,177   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Taylorville   [Map]   10,752   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Urbana   [Map]   42,014   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Washington   [Map]   16,851   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Argenta   [Map]   908   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cisco   [Map]   257   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
De Land   [Map]   428   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Downs   [Map]   978   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Farmer City   [Map]   2,005   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fullerton   [Map]   ---   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Glen Avon   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Heyworth   [Map]   2,881   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lane   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Le Roy   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Mansfield   [Map]   876   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Maroa   [Map]   1,726   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Wapella   [Map]   538   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Watkins   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Weldon   [Map]   423   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]

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

De Witt County ...

De Witt is located in De Witt County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of De Witt County: Logan, Macon, McLean & Piatt.

Curious and Interesting Names Near De Witt ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some 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.

Bucks   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest of De Witt   [Map]
Combs   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Empire   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Farmer City   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Galesville   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Harris   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Lane   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Le Roy   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Weedman   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around De Witt. 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 De Witt. 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


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 De Witt ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Piatt Co. Airport   [Map]   2K0   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Central Illinois Rgnl. (BMI/KBMI)   [Map]   BMI   NNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Decatur Airport(DEC/KDEC)   [Map]   DEC   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Willard Airport (CMI/KCMI)   [Map]   CMI   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Logan Co. Airport(ICAO: KAAA)   [Map]   AAA   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Frasca Fld.   [Map]   C16   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Rantoul Airport(ICAO: KTIP)   [Map]   TIP   ENE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Gibson City Muni.   [Map]   ---   NE   34 miles [54.7 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 De Witt.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from De Witt. 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
Midway Intl. (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]   MDW   NNE   123 miles [197.9 km]
Lambert - St. Louis Intl. (STL/KSTL)   [Map]   STL   SW   130 miles [209.2 km]
O'Hare Intl. (ORD/KORD)   [Map]   ORD   NNE   132 miles [212.4 km]
Indianapolis Intl. (IND/KIND)   [Map]   IND   ESE   135 miles [217.3 km]
Rockford Intl. (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   RFD   N   139 miles [223.7 km]
South Bend Rgnl. (SBN/KSBN)   [Map]   SBN   NE   166 miles [267.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Central Illinois Rgnl. (BMI/KBMI)   [Map]   BMI   NNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Willard Airport (CMI/KCMI)   [Map]   CMI   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Piatt Co. Airport   [Map]   2K0   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Decatur Airport(DEC/KDEC)   [Map]   DEC   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Logan Co. Airport(ICAO: KAAA)   [Map]   AAA   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Frasca Fld.   [Map]   C16   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Rantoul Airport(ICAO: KTIP)   [Map]   TIP   ENE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Gibson City Muni.   [Map]   ---   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Tuscola Airport   [Map]   K96   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Paxton Airport   [Map]   1C1   ENE   39 miles [62.8 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.

Midway Intl.   (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]
        Website for Midway International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lambert - St. Louis Intl.   (STL/KSTL)   [Map]
        Website for Lambert - Saint Louis International 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
 
Rantoul Airport   (ICAO: KTIP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pontiac Muni.   (ICAO: KPNT)   [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
 
Abraham Lincoln Airport   (SPI/KSPI)   [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
 
Indianapolis Intl.   (IND/KIND)   [Map]
        Website for Indianapolis 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
 
Central Illinois Rgnl.   (BMI/KBMI)   [Map]
        Website for Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal 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
 
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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



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About De Witt County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for De Witt County: www.dewittcountyill.com/

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 De Witt.

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in De Witt. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1835, Longitude: -88.7861     [Map].

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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 De Witt), 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 De Witt.