Hoopeston is situated in the northernmost part of Vermilion County in Illinois.
Hoopeston, named after Thomas Hoopes, who donated the land on which the railroads were built, was the name chosen for the new village. It was incorporated in 1874. At that time, North Hoopeston and Leeds became additions as part of newly incorporated town.
The early history of Hoopeston since its beginnings in 1871, especially the parts that are no longer in existence, shows a way of life that revolved around downtown Hoopeston – Main, Penn and Market Streets, expanding the streets as the town grew. Everything was downtown.
Thank you to Emerald Enchantments Photography for providing some great featured images for Hoopeston’s website.