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AMENITIES

Agriculture is a large part of the economy and culture of central Illinois. Carlinville, IL has been named one of the best small towns in America by author Norman Crampton, while Carlinville High School is a Blue Ribbon School. In addition to Carlinville CUSD #1, Taylorville Community Unit School District #3 also boasts state-of-the-art technology and modern facilities. Carlinville Area Hospital and Taylorville Memorial Hospital provide a wide range of services including emergency care. Route 66 runs right through the area offering access to numerous attractions.

RECREATION

Outdoor opportunities are abundant and include Loveless Park Sports Complex, Carlinville Lake, Tower Grove, Lake Taylorville, Denby Park, Lincoln Prairie Trail and Beaver Dam State Park. Loomis House, Log Cabin Stagecoach Stop, Site of Lincoln’s Speech, Million Dollar Courthouse, Mary Hunter Austin home and Carlin-Villa Motel are historic attractions available. There are also numerous celebrations and events held annually such as the Macoupin County Fair, Haunted Carlinville Tours, Lion’s Club Carnival, Fall Festival and Carlinville Christmas Market.

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HISTORY

Carlinville is named for Illinois Governor Thomas Carlin, who was instrumental in helping to create Macoupin County in 1829. The city has long been a historic site hosting many presidential hopefuls on their campaigns. Christian County, IL was formed in 1839, the same year Taylorville was established. Much of Taylorville’s early development remains within the 23 blocks of downtown that are on the National Register of Historic Places.

CLIMATE

Weather conditions vary widely across Illinois with humid continental and humid subtropical climates. Carlinville and Taylorville experience similar conditions throughout the year with around 20 days of sunshine, 39 inches of rainfall and 15-plus inches of snow typical.