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New Windsor
Mercer County, Illinois


Biggest Little Rodeo In The World

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Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Historical Events

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.


Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of New Windsor is approximately 720 (2000).
The approximate number of families is 335 (2000).
The distance from New Windsor to Washington DC is 754 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 111 miles. (as the crow flies)
New Windsor is positioned 41.20 degrees north of the equator and 90.44 degrees west of the prime meridian.
New Windsor elevation is 615 feet above sea level.
New Windsor per capita income is $ 19,811 (2000).
New Windsor median income is $ 37,500 (2000).


in northwestern Illinois. Nearby communities include: Alpha, Viola, Boden, Matherville, Ophien, North Henderson, Alexis and Cable.
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History & History Related Items

New Windsor is officially named the Village of Windsor. It was platted in 1857 and founded in 1869. The town was reorganized as the Village of Windsor in 1878 and later, in 1901, it was incorporated. Some say that is was named by William Petrie for Windsor Castle, in England. Petrie was also from Windsor in Scotland. When another Windsor was found in Illinois, the name became New Windsor though the official name was never changed.

A disastrous fire occurred at Christmas 1898 with most of the business area destroyed. The town didnít let that get them down and rebuilt with better, stronger and, importantly, fireproof brick buildings.
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New Windsor Fair, Horse Show, and Rodeo
The fair grounds are located in New Windsor Illinois at the west end of town on Illinois route 17, or Main street of New Windsor.

The New Windsor Rodeo is Sanctioned by the International Professional Rodeo Association (IPRA) of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Every performance of the rodeo includes bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing and bull riding. Plus rodeo clowns and specialty acts.

Almost half of New Windsor's population is of Swedish descent. There are 2 churches, Lutheran and Presbyterian.
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New Windsor City Government

New Windsor Village Hall
125 N. 3rd Ave.
New Windsor, Illinois
Phone: (309) 667-2377

There is a village board that meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of every month.

New Windsor Historical Events

New Windsor was consolidated in 1953 with Viola and became the Winola School District. Winola was dissolved in 1988 and became part of the Sherrard school district.

New Windsor's main street was destroyed by fire. After that all buildings in the town were constructed of brick.

Alison J. Streeter campaigned for President of the United States from the steps of the Streeter House in New Windsor next to the fair grounds.

New Windsor Schools

Sherrard Community Schools

Winola Elementary
1804 175h Avenue
Viola, IL 61486

Sherrard Jr. High School

Sherrard High School
Home of the Tigers

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