There’s not much information on the web about the small farming community of Niantic, Illinois. My family can probably tell me more. Niantic is a township in Macon County of just over 700 residents. It celebrated it’s sesquicentennial of it’s founding in July of 2004. “Beyond Prairie City” a book published by Thelma Ball, is a history of Niantic, Illinois.
On the way to Abe Lincoln’s house last summer, we stopped here and cruised the streets with the windows down and shutter clicking. Such a quiet cozy little town I am convinced this would be the perfect place sit on the front porch sipping a glass of sweet tea watching fire flies invite the stars to compete in the evening sky.