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Batchtown is a village in the southern end of Calhoun County, Illinois, United States. The population was 214 at the 2010 census, a decline from 218 in 2000. As of 2018, the population had decreased to an estimated 199.
The village and the area surrounding it was called Richwoods during the 1850s. Then people started referring to the area as Sam White's, after a leading merchant in Calhoun County. It was later called Batchelder Ville, after William Batchelder, who lived in the village during the 1860s. A post office opened up in the community in 1879 and Batchtown became the official name of the village.
By the time the village was incorporated, there were several stores and shops. The Grand Army Of The Republic set up a post in the village and the first Batchtown Methodist Church was set up.
William Batchelder was a leading citizen in the community. He owned and operated a corn mill in Batchtown.