Vermilion county is located in eastern Illinois bordering the state of Indiana and was created in 1818. It is named for the Vermilion River. The Middle Fork of the Vermilion contains a 45-mile stretch that is "designated scenic"--the only such designation in Illinois.
The county seat is Danville and the county population on July 1, 1999, was 83,813, a decrease of 4,444 over the 1990 census. Danville is also known as a short stopping place on the "Trail of Tears" migration route for Native Americans in 1838-39. In addition, 12,000 acres of parks including Kickapoo State Park provide the area recreation.
The county has a proud agricultural tradition ranking in the Top-10 of all U.S. counties in the production of soybeans.
For information on county government, contact the National Association of Counties Web site.
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Other Illinois Counties nearby:
(Urbana) Champaign County
(Tuscola) Douglas County
(Paxton) Ford County
(Monticello) Piatt County
(Danville) Vermilion County
08/04 Coming to The Danville area
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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 .
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.
Mentone Egg Festival Mentone IN May30-June1 The three-day event features entertainment, games, food, a parade in the downtown area, a play area for kids, and a huge car, truck, motorcycle and tractor show. All entertainment events are free. Flea markets and crafters line the main street in our downtown.