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About Washington, Illinois


With a scenic town square, unique shops, and great local restaurants, Washington is a popular town to reside in and visit. Washington boasts of a reputation as a vibrant community with a high quality of life, and their residents are known for their volunteerism and community involvement.

Founded: 1825
Population: 15,716 (2013)

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Washington Highlights

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

Heartland Festival Orchestra At Five Points Washington

Five Points Washington

The grand Five Points is home to fitness, aquatic, banquet, and performing arts facilities as well as the Washington District Library. More

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Historic Downtown Square

Home to unique shopping and dining, and the Washington Historical Society. Walk where Abraham Lincoln walked. More

Washington Fair

Good Neighbor Days Festival

Annual festival with rides, games, food, and fun. Register for the popular 5K run. More

Washington Football

Small-town Atmosphere

Washington is a town where you can actually get to know your neighbors and get involved with fruitful community efforts.

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and Trails

Greenspaces. Recreational trails. Golf. Fishing. Washington parks have something for every member of the family. More

Washington Sign

Year-round Community Events

Attend our great community festivities like Good Neighbor Days, Taste of Washington, & more. More

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