Greene county was formed in 1821 from Madison County in central Illinois and is named for Nathaniel Greene, a famous Revolutionary War Major General. Is is located southwest of Springfield, the state capital, and Sangamon County.
The original county boundaries included present-day Jersey County, which was spun off in 1839.
The county seat is Carrollton and the population on July 1, 1999, was 15,737, an increase of 420 over the 1990 census.
Historically significant sites include the Carrollton Courthouse Square Historic District and the Columbiana Archeological Site in Eldred.
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
(Hardin) Calhoun County
(Carrollton) Greene County
(Jerseyville) Jersey County
(Carlinville) Macoupin County
(Edwardsville) Madison County
12/01 Coming to The Carrollton area
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.
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.
Art on Main Fine Arts Festival Canton IL June1-2 This inaugural fine arts festival will feature original art from the best of our Midwest artists. Come to view and to purchase excellent art pieces in a variety of categories: Painting / Drawing, Jewelry, Clay / Ceramic, Photography, Glass, Sculpture, Woven Textiles, and Wood.
Farmington Strawberry Festival Farmington IA June14-16 Crafts, antiques, collectibles, games, and food booths are just a few of the things you will find lining the streets of the downtown area on these three days in June.