Taylorville, Illinois is a small town of 11,000 residents located in central Illinois. Known as the Christmas Capital of Illinois, the city hosts a large Christmas parade and an extensive display of lights and sculptures during the holiday season. Taylorville is also the county seat of Christian County and lays claim to being the former stomping grounds of Abraham Lincoln. In fact, Taylorville is also nicknamed “The Last Stop,” because the city was the final stop for Abraham Lincoln when he toured the Eighth Judicial District during his days as a lawyer in Illinois.
Being amidst a number of lakes, Taylorville and the surrounding area is a water sports enthusiast’s dream. Lake Taylorville, Lake Pana and Lake Shelbyville provide miles of waterfront activities, with boating, waterskiing, swimming and fishing among the recreational options. For nature lovers who opt not to dip a toe into the water, they can enjoy things such as biking and hiking along the 15-mile Lincoln Prairie Trail.