History of Village


Location of Village of Loami

Location of Village of Loami

Loami is located in Sangamon County Southwest of Springfield, between Chatham and New Berlin. It’s a quiet and comfortable place to call home. Most of the photos  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 Calendar for scheduled events and  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 gristmill in 1836 and around this mill grew 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.