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Williamson county is located in southern Illinois and was formed out of Franklin County in 1839.

The county seat is Marion, which is located at the intersection of Interstate 57 and SR 13.

Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the Crab Orchard Lake & NWR area west of Marion. In addition, the county is poised on the northern boundaries of Shawnee National Forest.

A "must see" is the Goddard Chapel. It was built in 1918 with a 15th-century parish church motif, complete with Bedford stone and art glass windows.

The county population on July 1, 1999, was 61,550, an increase of 3,817 over the 1990 census.

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

Additional information is available at these pages:

Location: Marion Illinois

Other Illinois Counties nearby:
(Benton) Franklin County
(Shawneetown) Gallatin County
(McLeansboro) Hamilton County
(Murphysboro) Jackson County
(Vienna) Johnson County
(Pinckneyville) Perry County

12/17 Coming to The Marion area
International Bar-B-Q Festival Owensboro KY May10-11 The Owensboro riverfront becomes a hub of activity when cooking teams gather to compete with their secret recipes for barbecue.
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.
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.