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Historical Events

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Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Robinson is approximately 6,740 (1990), 7713 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,174 (1990), 2856 (2010).
The amount of land area in Robinson is 8.965 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.163 sq kilometers.
The distance from Robinson to Washington DC is 608 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 120 miles. (as the crow flies)
Robinson is positioned 39.00 degrees north of the equator and 87.74 degrees west of the prime meridian.


The "Heath" Candy company (Recently acquired by the "Hershey" Candy Company)
The original "HEATH" Toffee bar was originated in Robinson and is still being produced here today. Some of the bars produced here currently are: Heath Toffee Bar, Heath Candy Bar, Whoppers, Milk Duds, Payday and Zero candy bars, and a wide variety of Ice Cream add-in candies and flavorings.

The Robinson "Marathon refinery":
Marathon has four refineries in the contigious United States. Robinson, Illinois - Texas City, Texas - Garyville, Louisiana and Detroit, Michigan.

The Robinson "Victor-Dana Plant":
Dana Corporation, headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, began in 1904 as the Spicer Manufacturing Company producing automotive universal joints and driveshafts. In 1914, Charles A. Dana took the reins of the company, and in 1946, the company was renamed Dana Corporation in recognition of his leadership. In 1909, the Victor Manufacturing and Gasket Company was started in a Chicago apartment house basement. From this modest beginning, the company grew into a major supplier of gaskets. In 1966, construction of the Robinson plant was started. Training of 13 employees then began. During the final development of the Robinson plant, Victor was purchased by the Dana Corporation. The Robinson (Victor Products Division of Dana Corporation) plant has 170,000 square feet and employs 375 people. The Robinson plant is divided into 3 manufacturing areas, with each having its own product line. The areas are: Material Manufacturing, Gasket Manufacturing and Kit Packaging.
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Robinson Historical Events

1921 - Birth of James Jones in Robinson. (1921-1977)

Author of "From Here to Eternity". One of the major novelists of his generation is known primarily as the author of fiction that probes the effects of World War II on the individual soldier. Born in Robinson, Illinois, Jones entered the U.S. Army and had the distinction of being the only major writer to witness the attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor. The link to the James Jones Literary Society is BACK!

Robinson Schools

The Robinson High School
The Robinson "Maroons" high school football team is one of the state's top teams in its class.


The Lincoln Trail College
An Eastern Illinois Community College - Lincoln Trail College serves the Crawford County and out-of state students as well.

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