In 1902, the town’s name changed for the last time to the Village of Downs because postal clerks often confused Priceville with another Illinois town, Princeville. The new name was in honor of local influential farmer, Lawson Downs. Downs is conveniently located within minutes of Bloomington-Normal. A small town with all the perks of city living just a 5 minute drive away.
The one-building Kickapoo Union School District eventually grew into the current three-building Tri-Valley School District (elementary school, middle school, and high school) with a total enrollment of 1,043 students. One of the Top School Districts in the State of Illinois.
Yes, you might call the Village of Downs prime real estate. Conveniently located between U.S. Highway 150 and Interstate 74, the town’s charms - rural peacefulness, small-town neighborliness, wooded park, and quality education – still draw people to this area.