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Belleville is located in southwestern Illinois in St. Clair County (of which it is the county seat) about 15 miles southeast of St Louis. It lies along Highway 15 near the Mississippi River and the Missouri state line. The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 40,734, a decrease of 2,072 since 1990.

The Cathedral of St. Peter is the largest in Illinois with its gothic arches that tower 90 feet above the floor. In addition, the Our Lady of the Snows National Shrine is the largest outdoor shrine in the U.S.

For those wanting continuing education, the town offers Belleville Area College. Other local attractions include a nice variety of golf courses including Clinton Hill Golf Course, Elmwood Golf Course on Eiler Rd., Orchards Golf Course on Golf Course Dr., Yorktown Golf Complex on Anderson Ln. and Westhaven Golf Club on Maple Dr.

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Education Belleville Area College |
Illinois Counties St. Clair County |

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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.
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.
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.
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