Toluca celebrated its centennial in 1993, Originally populated as a farming community, Toluca owes its early growth to the coal mines (1892-1923), and its proximity to the Santa Fe Railroad has been a mainstay throughout its’ history. Many of the early settlers were Italian immigrants who settled here to work in the coal mines. Today, travelers can view the remnants of coal mining by visiting the “jumbos” or slate hills, which are the last reminders of coal mining in the area.
New home construction is on the rise and Toluca is enjoying a period of growth and expansion. Toluca's proximity to Interstate 39 makes it an appealing market for future business and population growth.
Although farming still plays an important part in the lives of many residents, the city has grown in many other areas. We have 5 major Manufacturers and over 60 smaller businesses serve the community.