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The City of Virden offers parks for a variety of activities including swimming, lighted tennis courts and baseball fields and soccer fields. An active baseball and soccer program is on-going for all ages.


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East Park

In addition to city maintained facilities, Virden has many other outlets for recreation. An area bowling alley provides opportunities for both league and individual bowling and nearby lakes allow for swimming, skiing, boating and fishing only a short distance from the city limits. Two golf courses are located within minutes of Virden.


Virden Area Community Center
105 W Jackson Street
Virden, IL 62690
Contact Donna at  (217) 965-3208

Knights of Columbus

Virden Area Community Center

The American Legion

To rent one of these halls please contact the facility directly for more information.

School System

The City of Virden is served by the North Mac Community School District #34 - home of the North Mac Panthers. Virden's schools provide educational programs that enable each student to develop skills and attitudes resulting in the self-realization of goals, an understanding of human relationships, the achievement of economic efficiency, and the development of civic responsibility. The 29-acre campus is centrally-located and serves the entire school district.

For additional information, visit the North Mac School District's Web site.

The City of Virden, Illinois is located approximately 25 miles South of the State Capitol of Springfield and is home to residents of both Sangamon and Macoupin County. Virden was first settled in 1829 and surveyed in 1852. It officially became a town on June 21, 1852. The City's first post office began serving the public in 1853.

The City of Virden was originally settled as an area of agriculture and named for John Virden, who owned a local hotel where farmers from the surrounding country would stop to spend the night on their trips from Springfield to Alton as they drove their livestock to market. From 1926 through 1930, America's "Mother Road" - the famous Route 66 - passed through the City.

The City of Virden owes much of its prosperity to mining, at one time being home to three operating mines. The first coal shaft was sunk in 1868 and the great coal beds that underlie much of the surface of Illinois were, and remain, an important factor in the continuing development of Virden.

Click for larger viewOf historic significance, the Virden Mine Battle of October 12, 1898 occurred when a train bringing strike breakers was met by striking miners resulting in a battle in which seven miners and five coal company guards were killed and scores wounded. The Virden Mine Battle is still recognized as a landmark event in the history of the labor movement in the United States and October 12th was declared Miner’s Day as a result. Read more on the battle here.

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The North Mac Ministerial Association is a voluntary association of Christian ministers/churches
in the North Mac school district.

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Church of The Brethren - Virden

Pastor, David Bennett

334 W. Dean St.

Virden, IL

(217) 965-3422


9:00 AM Sunday Worship

10:15 AM Sunday Fellowship

10:30 AM Sunday School


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Church of The Nazerene

Pastor, Steve Goecking

121 W. Prairie St.

Virden, IL

(217) 965-3132


9:30 AM Sunday School

10:40 AM Sunday Worship

9:00 AM Thursday Prayer Meeting


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Church of the Brethren  - Girard

Pastor, Ron Bryant

5th and Washington

Girard, IL

(217) 627-2042


9:15 AM Sunday

Countryview Christian Church

Pastor, Nick Butcher

19909 Crown 2 Mine Rd.

Girard, IL

(217) 965-4938


9:00 AM Sunday School

10:00 AM Sunday Worship



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First Baptist Church - Girard

Pastor, Victor Angulo

310 W. Madison

Girard, IL

(217) 627-2633


9:00  AM Sunday School

10:00 AM Sunday Worship

6:00 PM Wednesday Supper & Kids Club


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First Baptist Church - Virden

Pastor, John Parrish

157 W. Jackson St.

Virden, IL

(217)965-4028


9:00  AM Sunday School

10:00 AM Sunday Worship

6:00 PM Wednesday Supper & Kids Club


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First Christian Church - Virden

Pastor, John Huxtable

100 N. Church St.

Virden, IL

(217) 965-3516


9:00 AM Sunday School

10:00 AM Sunday Worship




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First Christian Church - Girard

Pastor, Marty Nagel

700 W. Center St.

Girard, IL

(217) 627-2529


10:00 AM Sunday School & Worship




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First Presbyterian Church

Pastor, Susan Sawers

P.O. Box 303

Virden, IL

(217)965-3275


10:00 AM Sunday Worship







Grace Southern Baptist

Pastor, Jimmy Hammond

302 W. Wright St.

Virden, IL

(217) 965-5692


9:00 AM Sunday School

10:30 AM Sunday Worship

6:00 PM Youth


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Nilwood Baptist Church

Pastor,

33 Judd Street

Nilwood, IL

(217) 627-2208


9:30 AM Sunday School

10:30 AM Sunday Worship

6:30 PM Wednesday Prayer Service




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United Pentecostal Church of Virden

Pastor, J.D. McGee

402 E. Jackson St.

Virden, IL

(217) 899-6157


9:30 AM Sunday School

10:30 AM Sunday Worship



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Prairie Temple Assembly of God

Pastor, Terry Turner

18700 State Route 4

Virden, IL

(217)965-4633


9:30 Am Sunday School

10:30 AM Sunday Worship

7:00 PM Wednesday Bible Study


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Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Pastor, Father James Palakudy

722 N. Springfield St.

Virden, IL

(217) 965-4545


4:00 PM Saturday Mass




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Trinity Lutheran Church

Pastor, Rev. Benjamin Tyler Holt

3294 Route 4

Girard, IL

(217) 697-0072


5:30 PM Saturday Worship

9:00 AM Sunday Bible Class

10:00 AM Sunday Worship


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St. Patrick’s Catholic Church - Girard

Pastor, Monsignor Thomas P. Holinga

725 W. Center St.

Girard, IL

(217) 965-4545


4:00 PM Saturday Mass




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Thayer United Methodist Church

Pastor, Chuck Kurfman

114 E. Main St.

Thayer, IL

(217) 965-2128


8:00 AM Adult Sunday School

9:00 AM Sunday Worship

9:15 AM Children's Sunday School



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United Methodist Church - Virden

Pastor, Mark Doane

230 S. Church St.

Virden, IL

(217) 965-3674


9:00 AM Sunday Worship

10:15 AM Adult Sunday School





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United Methodist Church - Girard

Pastor, Mark Doane

401 Center St.

Girard, IL

(217) 627-3442


10:30 AM Sunday Worship

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A Little History of Virden