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  • New Police Officer Sworn In

    On August 13, 2019, the Moweaqua Police Department and the Village of Moweaqua welcomed Justin Johnson to the department. Justin was sworn in at the Village board meeting as a new full time Officer with his wife, son and extended family in attendance. Justin will be attending the Macon County Training facility to become a […]

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  • Moweaqua Veterans Memorial

    Moweaqua is proud to have a Veteran Memorial, if you have served or know someone who has and that name is not yet on the Memorial, please stop by the Village Hall to pick up an application. There is no charge,however, you do need to complete an application and provide us with a copy of […]

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  • Moweaqua Living Memorial Tree Park

    A committee led by Barbara Jostes established a Living Memorial Tree Park in 1991. There are now over 160 trees in the park. We currently have a list of 14 Illinois Native trees that can be purchased to honor or remember a loved one. If you would like more information, please call Village Hall at […]

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  • Electric/Gas Vehicle

    On June 13th, 2017, the Village of Moweaqua passed Ordinance #2017-13 allowing Electric/Gas Non-Highway Vehicles to operate on Village roadways. A Non-Highway vehicle means a motor vehicle not specifically designed to be operated on a public highway, to include, but not limited to, All-terrain vehicles, Golf Carts, Off-highway motorcycles and Recreational off-highway vehicles. This does […]

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The friendly Village of Moweaqua, Illinois, is located in the center of the state, along US 51, straddling the Christian/Shelby County Line, just south of the Macon County Line. Moweaqua is a growing and welcoming community of 2,000 friendly people with the traditional work ethic of midwestern small towns. The Village is surrounded by some of the absolute best farmland in the U.S., producing very high yields of corn and soybeans. The high land values and robust farm economy form a strong, stable economic base for the Village.

The Village of Moweaqua was established in 1852 by Mr. Michael Schneider. Depending on which Native American translation you choose, the name means either “muddy water” or “weeping woman”.

Moweaqua suffered a disastrous coal mine explosion on Christmas Eve, 1932, which is documented in detail here. A small museum has informational displays studied by visiting historians.

Modern Moweaqua is, today, a prosperous farming community and retail trading center offering convenient local supplies of groceries, hardware, restaurants with home cooking, pizza, a bowling alley, cabinetry, automotive repair, antiques, second-hand shops, and more. You will enjoy being called by name when you visit Moweaqua businesses.

Community activities serving a wide scope of interests take place in the excellent Central A&M school facilities and the three Village parks. North Park is home to many soccer, baseball, and volleyball games. The park features tennis courts,pickle ball courts, basketball courts, playground equipment, and a 1-mile walking trail. The 4th of July celebration, with entertainment and fireworks, is held at North Park.

Memorial Tree Park has 92 species of native Illinois trees, shading extensive plantings of native grasses and flowers, an idyllic setting for a delightful stroll. Central Park is the setting for the Pow-Wow Days celebration in June.

Moweaqua Golf Course, the Village owned 18 hole public golf course opened in 1993. It expanded to 18 holes in 2003, offering 4 sets of tees and a maximum yardage of 6300 yards. The course is a popular site for golf outings and features a pro shop, driving range and snack bar.

Moweaqua is truly the “One And Only.”