Founded in 1859, Douglas county is located in east central Illinois ESE of Decatur and is one of the smallest counties in the state at 410 square miles.
It is named for favorite son Stephen A. Douglas, a U.S. Senator that gained notoriety in the Abraham Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858.
This is an area populated by the Amish who are skilled furniture makers. Tuscola, the county seat, features a 100,000 sq. ft. indoor country village that replicates the Amish way of life.
Walnut Point State Park is located in the southeastern portion of the county and offers recreational opportunties to this rural area.
The county population on July 1, 1999, was 19,872, an increase of 408 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:
(Urbana) Champaign County
(Marshall) Clark County
(Charleston) Coles County
(Clinton) De Witt County
(Tuscola) Douglas County
(Paris) Edgar County
10/03 Coming to The Tuscola area
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 .
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.
Summer Camp Music Festival Chillicothe IL May24-26 The first Summer Camp Music Festival was held in 2001 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL. About 1,000 attended the festival that year, and enjoyed over 20 bands on 2 stages over the course of 2 days. Since then, Summer Camp Music Festival has grown to more than 15,000 attendees, hosting more than 100 bands on 7 stages over 3 days.
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.