Pawnee 1Pawnee is a village located in Sangamon County, in the U.S. state of Illinois. Home to over 2,550 residents, Pawnee is a village in most every sense of the word; it is small, out of the way and easily missed by motorists, but the people who live there tend to enjoy their lives. Originally known as Horse Creek, back in the early 1850’s, a post office was granted in 1854 but not under the name Horse Creek, so village leaders changed it to “Pawnee” as it was a “fashionable Indian name” during the time. Pawnee has remained a small agricultural community on the outskirts of the Springfield metropolitan area.

Basic Facts About Pawnee

  • Current population: 2,550
  • Current mayor: Jeff Clarke
  • Total area: 1.26 sq mi
  • Official website:
  • Located in: Sangamon County
  • Founded in: 1854
  • Zip codes: 62558
  • Area codes: 217

Auto Transport Tips to and from Pawnee

Pawnee, being the size it is, doesn’t see a lot of demand for auto transport services either into or out of the village. Auto transport carriers prefer to run routes into and out of major metropolitan areas, as that is where the customers tend to be. It’s kind of like a shotgun effect; they go where the people are so they are more likely to find loads to keep their trucks filled. Even an area such as Springfield, which sits about a half hour north of Pawnee on a good day, will likely be cheaper only because it’s not so far out of the way for a carrier. Pawnee, on the other hand, is, though at less than an hour out of Springfield it may not be as expensive as it would be if Pawnee was more than an hour away.

That said, auto shippers prefer to run routes not only through major metro areas, but along major interstate, and Pawnee sits only a few miles off of I-55, a pretty popular north-south interstate through the Midwest. Illinois has a pretty high population and a lot of smaller areas spread out among it, so auto shippers can string together pickups along one or two interstates around Illinois before heading out of the state. This is good business sense as it keeps their costs lower, but what it also does is help keep your costs lower as well. Springfield may be a cheaper option to ship to or from, but at the end of the day it’s not going to be impossible to ship into or out of Pawnee.

If you’re interested in shipping your vehicle to or from the village of Pawnee and need to get some prices to see what you need to budget, you should take a minute to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. Once you do, you’ll get quotes from top-rated auto transport companies emailed to you within the hour. Once you have your quotes, you can then compare prices and services of those different companies and even discuss your shipment over the phone with one of their live representatives. If you have more general questions about shipping your vehicle to or from Pawnee, or need some help getting your quotes, give us a call at 800-930-7417. The line is toll-free and gets you in touch with one of our helpful and friendly auto transport experts today.

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