Boody, Illinois

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Boody, Illinois
Census-designated place (CDP)
Boody, Illinois is located in Illinois
Boody, Illinois
Boody, Illinois
Coordinates: 39°45′59″N 89°02′57″W / 39.76639°N 89.04917°W / 39.76639; -89.04917Coordinates: 39°45′59″N 89°02′57″W / 39.76639°N 89.04917°W / 39.76639; -89.04917
Country United States
State Illinois
County Macon
Area
 • Total 1.016 sq mi (2.63 km2)
 • Land 1.016 sq mi (2.63 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 682 ft (208 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 276
 • Density 270/sq mi (100/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 62514
Area code(s) 217
GNIS feature ID 404693[1]

Boody is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Macon County, Illinois, United States. Boody is located on Illinois Route 48 8 miles (13 km) southwest of downtown Decatur. Boody has a post office with ZIP code 62514.[2] As of the 2010 census, Boody has a population of 276.[3]

Boody has its own post office, a used car dealership (Carl's Auto Sales), and a saw mill (Curry Sawmill). Larry Warren, a longtime resident of Boody, donated his estate to be turned into a park after he died in 2003. Warren Park is located off of Route 48 in the center of Boody.

In 1998, Joe Crump founded the Boody Water Company. The company worked to provide city water to all of the residents of the town. In 2007, the project was complete, and city water was piped into the town from Macon, Illinois. Boody now has its own water tower, located on the south end of the town on Route 48.

The old Boody Elementary School, previously part of the Blue Mound School district, is currently for sale as a five bedroom home. Boody also has an old, non-functioning grain elevator in the center of town that is currently listed for sale at $125,000.

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