Mossville, Illinois

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Mossville is located in Peoria County, Illinois
Location of Mossville
Mossville is located in Illinois
Mossville (Illinois)
Coordinates: 40°48′56″N 89°34′04″W / 40.81556°N 89.56778°W / 40.81556; -89.56778Coordinates: 40°48′56″N 89°34′04″W / 40.81556°N 89.56778°W / 40.81556; -89.56778
CountryUnited States
469 ft (143 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
Area code309
Telephone prefix579

Mossville is an unincorporated community between Peoria and Chillicothe in Peoria County, Illinois, United States. Mossville is part of the Peoria, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area and resides closely to the northern part of Peoria. Centered on the Illinois River valley and the end of Illinois Route 6 at Illinois Route 29, Mossville informally encompasses a number of different neighborhoods along the valley: Renchville, Brookview, a cluster of houses along the Illinois River referred to as "The Lanes" (though "The Lanes" are in the Peoria zip code of 61615), and Cedar Hills Estates, as well as the unincorporated village of 900 that can be considered Mossville proper. The Lake of the Woods subdivision, as well as Colony Point, both on the west bluff of the Illinois River valley overlooking Mossville, can also be considered to be part of the greater Mossville area. It was previously served by the Rock Island Line at Mossville Station.


The historic Grant's Inn building was standing before Abraham Lincoln gave his famous Peoria Speech at the Peoria County Courthouse in downtown Peoria.

Caterpillar Inc. located its Technical Research Center (Tech Center) in Mossville in the 1960s, and subsequently put production facilities (the Mossville plant, most of which no longer exists, due to Caterpillar relocating these facilities/jobs) there as well. Caterpillar Electronics as well as the global mining technologies research and development are also located at Mossville. A co-operated Ameren/Caterpillar generation plant and a small industrial park also sits near the factories.


Mossville Junior High and Elementary School is part of Illinois Valley Central Unit District 321.[2]

The Mossville United Methodist Church is situated on the west side of the Illinois Route 6 overpass on Mossville Road. This is the only church located in the township limits of Mossville.

The Mossville ZIP Code is 61552. The small post office, next to the Marathon gas station, does not have delivery routes. Locations within a few blocks of the post office have only post office boxes; locations further out are served by rural delivery from the Chillicothe (61523) or Dunlap (61525) post offices and have postal addresses that reflect this.

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  1. ^ "Mossville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. 15 January 1980. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Mossville Junior High and Elementary School". Illinois Valley Central School District #321. Retrieved 14 December 2020.