Montgomery county is located in central Illinois, SSE of Springfield
, the State Capital. The county's final boundaries were set in 1839 when Dane (now Christian County
) was established. It is named for Gen. Robert Montgomery who served in the Revolutionary War.
The county seat is Hillsboro and the county population on July 1, 1999, was 31,318, an increase of 590 over the 1990 census.
Although a rural agricultural area, most of the county is no more than an hour's travel from St Louis, Springfield or Decatur.
Natural features include Glenn Shoals Lake, Lake Lou Yeager and Coffeen Lake near Coffeen.
For information on county government, contact the National Association of Counties Web site.
Additional information is available at these pages:
Other Illinois Counties nearby:
(Greenville) Bond County
(Taylorville) Christian County
(Louisville) Clay County
(Effingham) Effingham County
(Vandalia) Fayette County
(Carrollton) Greene County
12/11 Coming to The Hillsboro area
Belleville Art on the Square Belleville IL May17-19
Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair Springfield IL May18-19 Whether you are a serious art collector or are just developing an appreciation, there is original art here for you, in the form of jewelry, sculpture, photography, glassware, pottery, wood, metalwork, oils, watercolors, and other media.
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.
Art on Main Fine Arts Festival Canton IL June1-2 This inaugural fine arts festival will feature original art from the best of our Midwest artists. Come to view and to purchase excellent art pieces in a variety of categories: Painting / Drawing, Jewelry, Clay / Ceramic, Photography, Glass, Sculpture, Woven Textiles, and Wood.
Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival Henderson KY June12-15 The W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival has become one of the largest free music festivals in the nation, drawing attendants from just about every state and many countries. The festival is a celebration of the life and legacy of Henderson resident and 'Father of the Blues', William Christopher Handy.
Western Illinois Fair Griggsville IL June26-30 Loads of fun for the whole family. Food, entertainment, rides, games, agricultural exhibits, animals, commercial vendors, kids activities, plus a whole lot more.