The friendly Village of Moweaqua, Illinois is a growing and welcoming community of 2,000 residents 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 disatrous coal mine explosion on Christmas Eve, 1932. 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, restaurants, pizza, a bowling alley, automotive repair, antiques and more.
Community activities serving a wide scope of interests take place in the excellent Central A & M school facilities and three Village Parks. North Park is home to many soccer, baseball and volleyball games. The park features tennis courts, pickle ball courts, playground equipment and a 1-mile walking trail. The 4th of July celebration, with entertainment and fireworks, is held at North Park.
The Living Memorial Tree Park sits on 8 acres and currently has over 180 trees with 36 species of native Illinois trees. An idyllic settng for a delightful stroll.
Central Park hosts a large pavillion, playground equipment and is the setting for the Pow Wow Days celebration held annully 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 maximun yardage of 6300 yards. The course is a popular site for golf outings and features a pro shop, driving range, golf simulator and snack bar.
Moweaqua is truly the "One and Only".