Village of Loami Al Mann, Mayor  

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(Loami in the mid 1800's)

Welcome to our Village

 

Loami is located in Sangamon County South West of Springfield, between Chatham and New Berlin. A quiet and comfortable place to call home. Most of the photos at  the top of each page are actual photos of our Village in the late 1800's.  If you have a photo of our Village that you would like to see here E Mail it to our webmaster. We hope that this web site is informative and interesting to both our residents and visitors. You will also find a little bit of history on each page, along with current photos and events in the Village.  Check the Village News section on the left  as that is where current events and Village news will be posted, enjoy your visit!

According to Lee R Grahams statements in an updated Illinois State Journal article, "Loami is one of the oldest towns in the county." The first name given to the village was that of Lebanon, but since there was already a town by that name it was soon changed to Loami.

Wm Colburn built a steam saw and grist-mill in 1836 and around this mill grew up the village of Loami. The Village was incorporated July 30, 1875. The three-pound Village Seal (stamp) is still used by the Village clerk today on legal papers.