Area Information



A central location in the state provides access to services, amenities and attractions. Carlinville, Illinois is in the heart of an agricultural region in Macoupin County, which offers a wide range of additional business opportunities. The county is part of the St. Louis metropolitan area, an area that’s included in the Metro-East region of the St. Louis, MO-IL statistical area.


38 inches of rain and 17 inches of snowfall are the norm in Macoupin County where there are 198 days of sunshine per year. High temperatures in July reach 88 on average, while lows in January fall below 20.


Carlinville School District includes an elementary, junior high and high school serving students from pre-school through 12th grade. Carlinville also offers the Lewis & Clark Macoupin County Community Education Center and Blackburn College.

Called one of the "Best Small Towns in America", Carlinville offers a warm and welcoming community with picturesque buildings, quaint shops and Restaurants.



Carlinville offers numerous attractions along the famous Route 66 including Carlinville Town Square, Rt. 66 Wayside Exhibit, old Iterurban Railway Station, site of Lincolns Speach, Sears homes and much more!

Two man-made lakes are a few miles south of Carlinville along with Beaver Dam State Park located 7 miles and covers 750 acres. Enjoy fishing, boating, camping, picknicking, nature study and hiking.


The history of Central Illinois is greatly influenced by the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, with the Christian County Courthouse lawn featuring a “Looking for Lincoln” exhibit. Like Lincoln, many of the early settlers to the area came from Kentucky which led to the county’s name change in 1840 after Christian County, Kentucky.

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