Formed in 1824, Clinton county is named for DeWitt Clinton, former Governor of New York and a major early proponent, along with George Washington, of the Erie Canal. It was created from parts of Randolph County, St. Clair County and Washington County.
Historical sites include the Gen. Dean Suspension Bridge, built to span the Kaskaskia River in the mid-1800's and dedicated in 1951 in honor of Gen. William F. Dean, a Korean War hero and county resident. It is located in Carlyle, the county seat. The Louisville and Nashville Railroad Bridge is located in Okawville.
Recreation opportunities revolve around 26,000-acre Carlyle Lake. The population on July 1, 1999, was 35,682, an increase of 1,738 over the 1990 census.
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
(Louisville) Clay County
(Carlyle) Clinton County
(Vandalia) Fayette County
(Mt. Vernon) Jefferson County
(Edwardsville) Madison County
09/27 Coming to The Carlyle area
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
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.
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.