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Urbana turns 182 years old

By Daily Illini Staff Report

June 23, 2015

The city of Urbana turned 182 years old on Sunday. Urbana was founded on June 21, 1883, after Isaac Busey and Thomson Webber donated 40 acres of land to establish the town. Urbana became the county seat of Champaign County.The town was named after the city of Urbana, Ohio, located in a county a...