Pana, Illinois

City: Pana

County: Christian

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 39.3833, -89.0667

Located in central Illinois thirty miles south of Decatur, Pana was platted around 1854 for David A. Neal, then vice-president of the Illinois Central Railroad. In February 1855, the U.S. Post Office Department changed the post office in Stone Coal in Shelby County, Illinois to Pana.

Webster's New Geographical Dictionary (Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 1988), 898; Edward Callary, Place Names of Illinois (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2009), 266-67; James N. Adams, comp., Illinois Place Names (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Society, 1989), 467, 517.