Clark county is located in east central Illinois on the banks of the Wabash River. It is named for explorer George Rogers Clark.
Historical structures and places include the Millhouse Blacksmith Shop and the Old Stone Arch Bridge. In early American architecture bridges were made out of stones that were precisely cut and fitted together without bond or mortar. Several were built along the Old National Road between Cumberland, MD, and Vandalia.
The county seat is Marshall and the population on July 1, 1999, was 16,551, an increase of 630 over the 1990 census.
The Archer House in Marshall, a former stagecoach stop built in 1841, is Illinois' oldest hotel.
For outdoor enthusiasts, Lincoln Trail State Park is located about 5 miles SSW of Marshall.
For information on county government, contact the National Association of CountiesWeb site.
Additional information is available at these pages:
Other Illinois Counties nearby:
(Marshall) Clark County
(Charleston) Coles County
(Robinson) Crawford County
(Toledo) Cumberland County
(Tuscola) Douglas County
(Paris) Edgar County
12/09 Coming to The Marshall area
Earth Day Indiana Festival Indianapolis IN April27 On the final Saturday of every April, thousands of Hoosiers head to downtown Indianapolis to attend one of the nation's largest Earth Day festivals. The Earth Day Indiana Festival combines 140 environmental and conservation exhibits with live music, special activities for kids and good food.
Lotus World Music and Arts Festival Bloomington IN May10 The annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival celebrates the diversity, beauty, and joy of music and arts from cultures around the world.
Peoria Heights Art Fair Peoria Heights IL May11 A great weekend is planned; the show coincides with the Race for the Cure and the Illinois Art League members show at the Village Hall. A hospitality tent will be open throughout the Art Fair with coffee and donuts in the morning and water and fruit during the day .
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.
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.
Kentucky Reggae Festival Louisville KY May25-27 Since 1991 the Kentucky Reggae Festival has been the predominant event in the Louisville area during Memorial Day Weekend. The flavor of the islands is captured and brought right to Louisville through reggae music, ethnic foods, and the caribbean market.