Where is Monmouth, Illinois?
Monmouth is located in the western section of central Illinois. There are two major highways that pass through Monmouth: U.S. Highway 67 and U.S. Highway 34. Interstate 74, which connects with Interstate 80 at the Quad Cities, is only 15 miles away. A great deal of traffic flows through Monmouth on a daily basis.
Four airports serve the Monmouth area. The Quad City International Airport in Moline (44 miles north of Monmouth) and the Peoria International Airport (65 miles south of Monmouth) both offer a large variety of commercial passenger and freight services. (PIA also has free parking for travelers.) For private aircraft, the Monmouth Municipal Airport is located in Monmouth, and the Galesburg Municipal Airport is located only 14 miles away.
Several excellent public and private barge terminals are located just 16 miles away, on the Mississippi River. Additional river sites are available for further development of private barge facilities.
Two railroad lines operate in the Monmouth area: Amtrak and Burlington Northern/Santa Fe. Amtrak offers passenger service in both Galesburg and Macomb, which is 30 miles south of Monmouth. Burlington Northern/Santa Fe has offices in Galesburg, operating a major switching classification facility there, only 14 miles from Monmouth.
Community Public Transit, a bus service offered to the public through Warren Achievement Center, runs in and around the Monmouth area.