City of Rantoul
Rantoul is located east of Ottawa on US Highway 68 and 5 miles south on Vermont Road. Rantoul is on e of the oldest settlements in east-central Franklin County and has a population of 184 as of 2010. The post office was given the name "Rantoul" in the early 1870's in honor of Robert Rantoul, a Massachusetts Senator and active abolitionist of his time with a commitment to end slavery. Much of the "Bleeding Kansas" history can be found in this area. Rantoul is also home to Dodson Aviation, an Aircraft Sales and Avionics Supplier since 1967.