Mahomet, Illinois

City: Mahomet

County: Champaign

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 40.1833, -88.4000

Located roughly halfway between Danville and Bloomington, Mahomet was laid out in 1832 by Daniel Porter and originally named Middletown. In January 1840, the U.S. Post Office Department established a post office in the area, naming it Mahomet. By the mid-1840s, the community was informally known as Mahomet rather than Middletown, but the town's name was not formally changed until after the Civil War.

Edward Callary, Place Names of Illinois (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2009), 210-11.