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Located in southeastern Illinois, Hamilton county was organized in 1821 from parts of White County.

Its name honors Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury under President George Washington. His likeness graces the face of the $10 bill of the U.S. currency system.

This rural area of the state is a combination of gently rolling hills intersected with small prairies and has a conspicuous lack of any large streams or rivers, the largest being the North Fork of the Saline River.

The county seat is McLeansboro and the county population on July 1, 1999, was 8,583, an increase of 84 over the 1990 census. For outdoors enthusiasts, McLeansboro is blessed with the Ten Mile Creek SFWA.

For information on county government, contact the National Association of Counties Web site.

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Location: McLeansboro Illinois

Other Illinois Counties nearby:
(Albion) Edwards County
(Benton) Franklin County
(Shawneetown) Gallatin County
(McLeansboro) Hamilton County
(Murphysboro) Jackson County
(Mt. Vernon) Jefferson County

10/23 Coming to The McLeansboro area
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Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival Newburgh IN May17-18 There will be non stop jazz, wonderful wines, great food, and the opportunity to browse and purchase local art. All of this overlooking the beautiful Ohio River at the Old Lock & Dam Park.
Belleville Art on the Square Belleville IL May17-19
Lower Town Arts and Music Festival Paducah KY May17-19 The Lower Town Arts and Music Festival in Paducah, Kentucky is THE regional Festival for Western Kentucky and the surrounding area. The Festival's mission is to celebrate the cultural richness of this part of the country.
International Horseradish Festival Collinsville IL May31-June2 Admission is always free, parking is always free and musical entertainment is always free at the Horseradish Festival.
Clay City Pottery Festival Clay City IN June8-9 The activities are centered around the pottery that is over 126 years old and still operated by the fourth generation of the founders of the pottery. Other events of interest are a craft show and sale, flea market, antique cars and farm equipment, area yard sales, and the annual quilt show organized by the Clay City Calico Quilters. There are also many food stands all around town.