About This Place
Paris is a city in Paris Township, Edgar County, Illinois, USA, 165 miles (276 km) south of Chicago, and 90 miles (150 km) west of Indianapolis. In 1900, 6,105 people lived in Paris, Illinois; in 1910, 7,664; and in 1940, 9,281. The population was 8,837 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Edgar County.
Paris is located at 39°36′47″N 87°41′38″W / 39.61306°N 87.69389°W / 39.61306; -87.69389 (39.613014, -87.693829).
U.S. Route 150 and Illinois State Route 1 pass through Paris. One railroad passes through town, a CSX Transportation line that goes north toward Danville and southeast toward Terre Haute, Indiana. Paris is best known as the hometown of country music singer, Larken Ogle.