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Boody, Illinois
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Country United States
State Illinois
County Macon
 • Total 1.15 sq mi (2.98 km2)
 • Land 1.15 sq mi (2.98 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
682 ft (208 m)
 • Total 232
 • Density 201.56/sq mi (77.84/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 217
GNIS feature ID 404693

Boody is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Macon County, Illinois, United States. Boody is located on Illinois Route 48, 8 miles (13 km) southwest of downtown Decatur. Boody has a post office with ZIP code 62514. As of the 2010 census, Boody has a population of 276. Boody was named after Col William H Boody.

Boody also has a used car dealership (Carl's Auto Sales established in 1941), and a saw mill (Curry Sawmill). Larry Warren, a longtime resident of Boody, donated his estate to be turned into a park after he died in 2003. Warren Park is located off Route 48 in the center of Boody.

In 1998, Joe Crump founded the Boody Water Company. The company worked to provide city water to all of the residents of the town. In 2007, the project was complete, and city water was piped into the town from Macon. Boody now has its own water tower, located on the south end of the town on Route 48.

The old Boody Elementary School, previously part of the Blue Mound School district, is currently for sale as a five bedroom home. Boody also has an old, non-functioning grain elevator in the center of town that is currently listed for sale at $125,000.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 232
U.S. Decennial Census

Notable people

Lauren Doyle an American rugby sevens player. She represented the United States of America for Rugby sevens at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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