Chatham 1Chatham is a village located in Sangamon County, in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is home to a population of close to 12,000 total residents and is a part of the Springfield, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is home to over 208,000 residents across two counties. First settled in 1816 and incorporated as a village in 1836, Chatham has long been a rural farming area in central Illinois. The railroad came in the 1837, thanks in part to president-to-be Abraham Lincoln, which opened the city to new residents and allowed the food harvested in Chatham and the surrounding fields to be shipped to other areas of the country, which has helped the city’s economy to grow.

Basic Facts About Chatham

  • Current population: 11,950
  • Current mayor: Tom Gray (village president)
  • Total area: 5.72 sq mi
  • Official website:
  • Located in: Sangamon County
  • Founded in: 1816
  • Zip codes: 62629
  • Area codes: 217

Auto Transport to and from Chatham

Chatham sits about ten miles or so south of Springfield, the sixth-largest city in as well as the capital of the state of Illinois. This makes it a part of the Springfield metro area, which may not be the most popular area in Illinois for auto transport services but is large enough to at least not be a hindrance to most auto transport companies. This keeps prices lower into and out of Springfield and, indirectly, Chatham. When shipping to or from Chatham, talk to your representative about alternative pickup or delivery locations; the village’s size doesn’t do you any favors and you could save money by moving your pickup or delivery location out of Chatham to an area that is more beneficial for your carrier.

Of course, it depends on the route that your shipper is taking. Chatham sits right along Illinois Highway 4, which runs north-south out of Springfield and connects a lot of smaller cities in the Springfield metro area together. It runs parallel to I-55, which runs north-south just east of the 4. I-55 might be easier and cheaper for you to ship along than the 4, as more carriers stick to interstate highways than state highways. This may also mean moving your pickup or delivery out of Chatham, though, as we discussed in the paragraph above; for more information about how routes will affect your shipping services, talk to a live agent about it.

If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to or from Chatham, Illinois, make sure you take a minute to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. It takes only a minute of your time and nets you multiple free quotes from some of the best car shipping companies in the industry. Once you have your free quotes you can then compare them against one another to find the right company at the right price with the right services for your shipping needs. If you still have questions about our services, the industry in general, or just need some help getting your free quotes, give us a call toll-free at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents today.

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