Olney, IL
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Coming Home
Olney's roots run deep into the fertile farmland of southeastern Illinois.

Some places just feel like home. It's a quality that's as difficult to define as it is to resist. Those who live in Olney, Illinois know what this means, because they experience it every day. Nowhere else can you find an environment that is as receptive to change as it is to tradition - or as interested in its future as it is respectful of its history. And nowhere else can you find people who live, work and play by this same philosophy, while keeping in mind the Golden Rule: treat others as you would wish to be treated. As the seat of Richland County, this town of just over 8,600 people retains its sense of small-town friendliness even as it offers convenient access to more metropolitan areas - located as it is just a few hours' drive from Chicago, St. Louis, Nashville and Indianapolis. As an agricultural and industrial center of the Midwest, Olney offers its residents a thriving economy and a quality of life that makes it the ideal place to raise a family, gain an education and start a business. The community is as rare and as precious as the white squirrels that have made it famous. The citizens of Olney would like to welcome you to experience their community and to find out for yourself what home feels like.