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About Havana, Illinois


The city of Havana is a historic community located on the banks of the Illinois River. Havana offers affordable housing, quality schools, employment opportunities, and more. With easy access to the Illinois River, lakes, and other wetlands, Havana is a state-wide destination for hunting and fishing. Havana got its name because a nearby river island is shaped like Cuba.

Incorporated: 1848
Population: 3,199 (2013)

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Havana Highlights

Considering Havana? These are some of the most important & exciting things going on in town—

Havana Outdoors

The Great

With wetlands, rivers, and forests, Havana has been a hunting and fishing hotspot for more than a century. More


Excelling Education

Havana Community Unit School District #126 features 21st Century learning, embracing technology, and a 15:1 student to teacher ratio. More

Havana Hospital

Established Employers

Havana is home to a range of anchor employers, including Growmark, Cargill, ADM, Kifco, Mason District Hospital and the Mason County Courthouse.

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Central Location

Located approximately one hour away from Peoria, Bloomington, Springfield and Macomb, Havana is a center for commuting. 

Havana Park

Riverfront Park Riverwalk

Scenic park with walking paths, access to the Illinois Rivers, and activities for everyone in the family. More

Havana Mound

Rockwell Mound

This Native American mound was built around 150 A.D. and is thought to be the largest prehistoric earthwork in the Illinois River Valley. More

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