Cross County Mall is located in Mattoon (Coles County), IL, 61938-4671

Coles County Population: 52,175
Mattoon Population: 18,291
Charleston Population: 21, 039

Distance to Champaign, IL: 45 miles north
Distance to St Louis, MO: 141 miles west/southwest
Distance to Chicago, IL: 170 miles north

Cross County Mall is on the north side of IL State Route 16, just west of Interstate 57 (exit 190) in Mattoon, IL. It is in the major retail corridor for the area.

City of Mattoon
Mattoon Chamber of Commerce
Economic Development Organization for Coles County
Mattoon/Charleston Journal Gazette
Lake Land College

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Demographic information

Situated in America's heartland, Cross County Mall in Mattoon is an ideal location for your retail business. In a trade area of 180,000 people, the City of Mattoon is served by three state highways, one interstate highway, two railroads, one airline, one bus line, and six trucking lines.

The thriving business community is home to many diversified national manufacturers including:

  • Am Pad
  • Anamet
  • Aurora Foods
  • Blaw Knox Company
  • Central Illinois Public Service

Mattoon is a city in Coles County, Illinois, United States. The population was 18,291 at the 2000 census. In December 18, 2007, Mattoon was chosen to be the site of the U.S. Department of Energy's FutureGen zero emission power plant.

Mattoon is also home to Lake Land College, a top-ranking community college; Eastern Illinois University is nearby. Considerable development has taken place in the business district along the east edge of Mattoon on Highway 16, with the addition of four motels and several businesses and restaurants.

After the arrival of the Lender's Bagels factory in 1986, Mattoon became the self-declared "Bagel Capital of the World." The town is also home to the world's largest bagel and an annual summer event called "Bagelfest." Mattoon is also home to the "original" Burger King.

Much of the major commercial development in recent years has occurred along Interstate 57, which crosses the eastern edge of Mattoon. Transportation is a vital part of local economic life. Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides service to Mattoon. Amtrak Train 59, the southbound City of New Orleans, is scheduled to depart Mattoon at 11:13pm daily with service to Effingham, Centralia, Carbondale, Fulton, Newbern-Dyersburg, Memphis, Greenwood, Yazoo City, Jackson, Hazlehurst, Brookhaven, McComb, Hammond, and New Orleans. Amtrak Train 58, the northbound City of New Orleans, is scheduled to depart Mattoon at 5:23am daily with service to Champaign-Urbana, Kankakee, Homewood, and Chicago. Mattoon is also served by Amtrak Train 390/391, the Saluki, daily in the morning, and Amtrak Train 392/393, the Illini, daily in the afternoon/evening. Both the Saluki and the Illini operate between Chicago and Carbondale.

Information taken in part from Wikipedia.