Broadwell, Illinois, named for Mr. William Broadwell of Springfield (1850′s) was platted in 1856 along side the newly established railroad linking Chicago and Springfield. In it’s 160 plus year history, Broadwell has been known for it’s world class agriculture land, as a resting point for Abraham Lincoln, as a railroad depot and for the “Pig Hip” restaurant, a renowned Route 66 attraction.
Today, Broadwell is a quiet and welcoming community of approximately 17o persons residing besides the Union Pacific railroad and U.S. Interstate 55. Though the “Pig Hip” is no longer there, many of the Route 66 artifacts and memorabilia remain with the former owner, Ernest L. (“Ernie”) Edwards in his residence.
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Zip Code: 62634
Estimated Population: 171
City Hall: 105 E. Pine | (217) 735-5216
Village President: William Bradley | (217) 735-5216
Zoning (Village): (217) 735-5216
Building Permits (Village): (217) 735-5216
Water (Village): (217) 735-5216
Electric: Ameren CILCO | (888) 672-5252
Gas: Ameren CILCO | (888) 672-5252
Telephone: Frontier Communications | (800) 483-5000
Cable TV: None
Geographic Coordinates: 40°4′3″N 89°26′34″W