The city of Chillicothe is beautifully nestled on the west bank of the Illinois River along Route 29, which is the road that President Reagan traveled in order to reach Eureka College from his home. Reagan often stopped in Chillicothe as he had a fraternity brother and football teammate, George Taylor, who resided in Chillicothe. George became one of Chillicothe High School’s most successful football coaches and father to Hollywood actor Josh Taylor.

Founded in 1836, Chillicothe features a historical downtown with a turn of the century look.