Alexander county is located in the southern tip of Illinois with Cairo
, the county seat, is situated near the confluence of the Mississippi River
and Ohio River
For the outdoor enthusiast, the county offers acres of farming and prime hunting, especially the Horseshoe Lake Area known as the "Goose Capital of Illinois." Horseshoe Lake Conservation Area is a paradise for bow hunters, fisherman, photographers and picnickers. In addition, Fort Defiance State Park, located 2 miles south of Cairo, offers a scenic overlook of the two great rivers.
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