St. Clair county was the first county established in Illinois from the Northwest Territory and is named for the first Territorial Governor, Arthur St. Clair. It is located in southwestern Illinois along the banks of the Mississippi River directly across from St Louis.
The Cathedral of St. Peter in Belleville, the county seat, is Illinois' largest with vaulted Gothic arches rising 90 feet above the floor.
The "Gateway Geyser" fountain in East St. Louis is the world's largest at 627 feet and positioned in the center of a reflecting pool measuring 600 feet in diameter. It holds five million gallons of water and covers about 6.5 acres.
The county population on July 1, 1999, was 260,050, a decrease of 2,802 over the 1990 census.
For information on county government, contact the National Association of Counties Web site.
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Other Illinois Counties nearby:
(Greenville) Bond County
(Carlyle) Clinton County
(Vandalia) Fayette County
(Edwardsville) Madison County
(Petersburg) Menard County
(Waterloo) Monroe County
07/05 Coming to The Belleville area
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.
Gathering of the Juggalos Cave-In-Rock IL August7-11 The Gathering of the Juggalos is unlike anything you have ever experienced before. It is not simply a show, a concert, a music festival, or anything of that nature. It is an EXPERIENCE. The Gathering of the Juggalos features the entire roster of Psychopathic Records plus over one hundred bands and rappers performing on multiple stages throughout the entire event.