In the early 1870's, a switch track was needed for the new railroad between Paris and Decatur, Illinois.
Arthur is located in East Central Illinois and is within a thirty to forty-five minute drive of metropolitan shopping and cultural areas.
In 1864, three Amish men came from Pennsylvania and Maryland in search of new and better farm ground.
Our academic standing in the state is high. Arthur Community Unit School District #305 is made up of a grade school and both junior and senior high s
There are three parks located in the Village of Arthur - the E. L. Jurgens Park, Eberhardt Park, and the Dorothy Jurgens Village Park.
The community takes great pride in their motto "You're A Stranger Only Once", which residents try to uphold at all times.