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New City
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Illinois
County Sangamon
Coordinates 39°40′09″N 89°32′21″W / 39.66917°N 89.53917°W / 39.66917; -89.53917
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

New City is an unincorporated community in Cotton Hill Township, Sangamon County, Illinois, United States, in the rural center of the state. It is part of the Springfield, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.


New City is widely recognized by local residents as being the small area surrounding the intersection of County Highway 40 (recognized as Cardinal Hill Road/New City-Pawnee Road) and County Highway 37 (recognized as New City-Chatham/New City-Sangchris). It is located a short distance from Rochester, Illinois and the much larger Springfield, Illinois. Most residents who live in or near New City have Rochester, IL mailing addresses under the zip code "62563". Some residents living to the south of the town are under the Pawnee mailing system.

Hunter Lake

Much of Cotton Hill Township, and part of New City, could be condemned as a reservoir bed if the City of Springfield is granted planning permission to build Hunter Lake, a reservoir for use by City Water, Light & Power as a backup water storage facility for Lake Springfield. The City of Springfield has purchased much of the land that would be affected by the lake, but concerns remain. Final construction permission by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had not yet been given as of September 2016. The project has been discussed for over a decade, leading some to believe that the city will not go through with the project.

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