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The location of La Place









Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to La Place.

This page contains seven sections:

Around La Place ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Springfield. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the west of La Place. Springfield has a population of 115,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Champaign. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the northeast of La Place and has a population of 87,400 people.

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

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Bloomington   [Map]   77,934   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Charleston   [Map]   20,996   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Clinton   [Map]   6,981   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Decatur   [Map]   72,174   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Effingham   [Map]   12,589   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Lincoln   [Map]   13,816   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Mahomet   [Map]   8,505   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mattoon   [Map]   17,886   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Monticello   [Map]   5,555   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mount Zion   [Map]   5,820   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Pana   [Map]   5,522   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Rantoul   [Map]   12,769   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Savoy   [Map]   8,272   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Taylorville   [Map]   10,650   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Urbana   [Map]   41,989   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Argenta   [Map]   898   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Arthur   [Map]   2,253   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Atwood   [Map]   1,182   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bement   [Map]   1,684   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bethany   [Map]   1,275   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cerro Gordo   [Map]   1,339   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Cisco   [Map]   250   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Dalton City   [Map]   517   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hammond   [Map]   485   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hervey City   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lake City   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Long Creek   [Map]   1,288   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lovington   [Map]   1,069   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Milmine   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Oreana   [Map]   824   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Piatt County ...

La Place is located in Piatt County.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near La Place ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for La Place.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for La Place ...

Looking for more information about La Place? 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 La Place, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for La Place.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around La Place. 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 La Place. 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, attractions 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
    La Place Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for La Place


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 La Place ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Decatur Airport (DEC/KDEC)   [Map]   WNW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Piatt Co. Airport (FAA ID: 2K0)   [Map]   NNE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Tuscola Airport (FAA ID: K96)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Shelby Co. Airport  (FAA ID: 2H0)   [Map]   SSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Willard Airport  (CMI/KCMI)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Coles County Meml.  (MTO/KMTO)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to La Place.

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

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Lambert - St. Louis Intl.  (STL/KSTL)   [Map]   SW   114 miles [183.5 km]
Indianapolis Intl.  (IND/KIND)   [Map]   E   128 miles [206 km]
Midway Intl.  (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]   NNE   146 miles [235 km]
O'Hare Intl.  (ORD/KORD)   [Map]   NNE   156 miles [251.1 km]
Rockford Intl.  (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   N   166 miles [267.2 km]
South Bend Rgnl.  (SBN/KSBN)   [Map]   NE   181 miles [291.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Willard Airport  (CMI/KCMI)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Central Illinois Rgnl.  (BMI/KBMI)   [Map]   NNW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Terre Haute Intl.  (ICAO: KHUF)   [Map]   ESE   78 miles [125.5 km]
Greater Peoria Rgnl.  (PIA/KPIA)   [Map]   NW   78 miles [125.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Decatur Airport (DEC/KDEC)   [Map]   WNW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Piatt Co. Airport (FAA ID: 2K0)   [Map]   NNE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Tuscola Airport (FAA ID: K96)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Shelby Co. Airport  (FAA ID: 2H0)   [Map]   SSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Coles County Meml.  (MTO/KMTO)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Indianapolis Intl.   (IND/KIND)   [Map]
  Website for Indianapolis International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Scott AFB / Midamerica Airport   (BLV/KBLV)   [Map]
  Website for Scott AFB / Midamerica Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
St. Louis Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KCPS)   [Map]
  Website for Saint Louis Downtown Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Decatur Airport   (DEC/KDEC)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Coles County Meml.   (MTO/KMTO)   [Map]
  Website for Coles County Memorial Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Taylorville Muni.   (ICAO: KTAZ)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Logan Co. Airport   (ICAO: KAAA)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Midway Intl.   (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]
  Website for Midway International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rantoul Airport   (ICAO: KTIP)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Effingham County Meml.   (ICAO: K1H2)   [Map]
  Website for Effingham County Memorial Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
O'Hare Intl.   (ORD/KORD)   [Map]
  Website for O'Hare International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rockford Intl.   (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
  Website for Rockford International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
South Bend Rgnl.   (SBN/KSBN)   [Map]
  Website for South Bend Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Willard Airport   (CMI/KCMI)   [Map]
  Website for University of Illinois - Willard Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Central Illinois Rgnl.   (BMI/KBMI)   [Map]
  Website for Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Terre Haute Intl.   (ICAO: KHUF)   [Map]
  Website for Terre Haute International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Greater Peoria Rgnl.   (PIA/KPIA)   [Map]
  Website for Greater Peoria Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Illinois

About Piatt County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Piatt County: www.piattcounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

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

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- La Place) 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 La Place. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from La Place

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in La Place. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8000, Longitude: -88.7176     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for La Place 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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to La Place), 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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