Arthur Amish Country

Arthur…”The Heart of the Illinois Amish Country”

amish countryArthur Amish Country & Arthur, Illinois is a town of 2,200 residents located 10 miles west of Interstate 57 off exit 203 in East Central Illinois. The friendly, down-home atmosphere welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors every year and helps to back up the town motto, “You’re a stranger only once.”

Arthur is the Heart of Illinois Amish Country, with more than 1,500 Amish families living in the countryside around Arthur.

Arthur’s surrounding Amish settlement, was established in 1865 by a handful of families, and has grown to over 5,500 members. The Amish farm the rich land of the Arthur area with teams of six to eight horses, and operate numerous “country shops.” The horse-drawn, black Amish buggies are a common sight in Arthur and the surrounding Amish countryside.

In Arthur, the downtown business district is filled with a variety of gift shops, a bakery, fine art, unique craft and boutique shops, furniture shops and several restaurants. You can easily spend half a day or more wandering the shops and still have a need to return. Special events happen almost weekly here from Mid January thru Christmas, so check the activity  calendar to the right regularly for updates

Industry also thrives in the area. Businesses and business-people find Arthur an attractive place to establish a presence. With a strong work force and a healthy economic climate, Arthur and Amish country is a great place to live and a great place to work!

If you would like information regarding Arthur or would like information about planing a visit or touring the Illinois Amish area please feel free to contact us.