Homer had already felt the effect of the coming of the Wabash Railroad and had moved from its old site on the Salt Fork to a new site a mile south on the Wabash Railroad. A Homer businessman had bought a site for a town at a planned railroad stop. He had offered each owner of a lot in Old Homer a lot at the new site in exchange for his lot in the old town. Every movable building was then put on drays and hauled to the new location. Thus the new town of South Homer was created and platted in 1855. (91)

"Historical Geography of Champaign County, Illinois" (1957)
Marjorie Corrine Smith