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Virden sits atop a large seam of coal. After the 1850s, when the Chicago and Alton railroad was completed, it became possible to mine Virden coal and ship it long distances for a profit. Throughout the second half of the 1800s, Virden prospered and grew as a coal-mining town. As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 3,488 people, 1,455 households, and 934 families residing in the city. The population density... read more

Ward 3 Alderpersons

Christopher J. Dodd
526 W. Holden
Virden, IL 62690

Cell: 217-622-7239
cjdodd22@gmail.com


Billy Sharp
404 S. Church
Virden, IL 62690

Home: 217-965-5671
Cell: 217-971-8904
bse13@royell.org