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Introduction ...

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

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Around Mahomet ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Champaign. It lies just southeast of Mahomet. Champaign has a population of 86,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Bloomington. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the northwest of Mahomet and has a population of 78,000 people.

For comparison, Mahomet has a population of 8,300 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Mahomet and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Charleston   [Map]   21,133   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Clinton   [Map]   ---   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Danville   [Map]   31,597   E   41 miles [66 km]
Decatur   [Map]   72,706   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hoopeston   [Map]   5,140   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Mattoon   [Map]   18,028   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Monticello   [Map]   5,585   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Mount Zion   [Map]   5,855   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Normal   [Map]   54,264   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pontiac   [Map]   11,827   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Rantoul   [Map]   12,815   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Savoy   [Map]   8,177   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Sullivan   [Map]   4,475   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Tuscola   [Map]   4,391   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Urbana   [Map]   42,014   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bellflower   [Map]   346   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bondville   [Map]   439   S   5 miles [8 km]
De Land   [Map]   428   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Dewey   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Farmer City   [Map]   2,005   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Fisher   [Map]   1,934   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Foosland   [Map]   100   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Glen Avon   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lake of the Woods   [Map]   ---   NE   Less than 2 miles
Mansfield   [Map]   876   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mira   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Sadorus   [Map]   413   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Seymour   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Thomasboro   [Map]   1,115   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
White Heath   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Champaign County ...

Mahomet is located in Champaign County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Champaign County: Douglas, Edgar, Ford, McLean, Piatt & Vermilion.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mahomet ...

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.

Bondville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South of Mahomet   [Map]
Centerville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Dewey   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Fisher   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Galesville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Harris   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Lodge   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lotus   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Rising   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mahomet ...

Looking for more information about Mahomet? 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 Mahomet, 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 Mahomet.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Mahomet. 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 Mahomet. 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
    Mahomet Tourism

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


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 Mahomet ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Frasca Fld.   [Map]   C16   ESE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Willard Airport (CMI/KCMI)   [Map]   CMI   SSE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Rantoul Airport(ICAO: KTIP)   [Map]   TIP   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Piatt Co. Airport   [Map]   2K0   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gibson City Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Paxton Airport   [Map]   1C1   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Tuscola Airport   [Map]   K96   S   28 miles [45.1 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 Mahomet.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Mahomet. 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
Indianapolis Intl. (IND/KIND)   [Map]   IND   ESE   115 miles [185.1 km]
Midway Intl. (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]   MDW   NNE   115 miles [185.1 km]
O'Hare Intl. (ORD/KORD)   [Map]   ORD   N   126 miles [202.8 km]
Rockford Intl. (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   RFD   NNW   143 miles [230.1 km]
Lambert - St. Louis Intl. (STL/KSTL)   [Map]   STL   SW   144 miles [231.7 km]
South Bend Rgnl. (SBN/KSBN)   [Map]   SBN   NE   150 miles [241.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Willard Airport (CMI/KCMI)   [Map]   CMI   SSE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Central Illinois Rgnl. (BMI/KBMI)   [Map]   BMI   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Greater Peoria Rgnl. (PIA/KPIA)   [Map]   PIA   WNW   75 miles [120.7 km]
Terre Haute Intl. (ICAO: KHUF)   [Map]   HUF   SE   76 miles [122.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Frasca Fld.   [Map]   C16   ESE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rantoul Airport(ICAO: KTIP)   [Map]   TIP   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Piatt Co. Airport   [Map]   2K0   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gibson City Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Paxton Airport   [Map]   1C1   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Tuscola Airport   [Map]   K96   S   28 miles [45.1 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.

Indianapolis Intl.   (IND/KIND)   [Map]
        Website for Indianapolis International 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
 
Gary / Chicago Intl.   (GYY/KGYY)   [Map]
        Website for Gary / Chicago International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Monroe Co. Airport   (BMG/KBMG)   [Map]
        Website for Monroe County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rantoul Airport   (ICAO: KTIP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Decatur Airport   (DEC/KDEC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Vermilion Co. Airport   (ICAO: KDNV)   [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
 
Coles County Meml.   (MTO/KMTO)   [Map]
        Website for Coles County Memorial Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Logan Co. Airport   (ICAO: KAAA)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Edgar Co. Airport   (ICAO: KPRG)   [Map]
        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
 
Lambert - St. Louis Intl.   (STL/KSTL)   [Map]
        Website for Lambert - Saint Louis 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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for Illinois

About Champaign County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Champaign County: www.co.champaign.il.us/

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 Mahomet.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mahomet. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1879, Longitude: -88.3906     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mahomet 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 Mahomet), 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 Mahomet.