Paxton is a city located in Ford County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 4,525. It is the county seat of Ford County.
Named for Sir Joseph Paxton, an English architect who was interested in organizing an English Settlement in Illinois. The colony never materialized but being the only town in the new county, it became the county seat. The city was initially named Prairie City, then Prospect City, before the final name change to Paxton.
Web Sites and Links
City of Paxton, IllinoisOffers the local history, an events calendar, business directory and profile of the largest town and county seat of Ford County.
IlliCom TelecommunicationsInternet service provider (ISP) offering dial-up and dsl to home and businesses.
Power PlanterManufacturer of a complete line of augers designed for the homeowner as well as professional landscapers.