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Welcome to Carlinville.com

Historic Carlinville, Illinois, has been called one of the “Best Small Towns in America.” (Norman Crampton, author of The 100 Best Small Towns in America)  Carlinville is rich in history and as a community we have preserved its beauty, making it one of the best small communities in America.

Carlinville is warm and welcoming, the community of Carlinville is centered on its picturesque town square, home to historic buildings, quaint shops and restaurants, and a beautiful gazebo. The city is also the seat of Macoupin County and is home to the majestic Macoupin County Courthouse, one of the largest in the country.

Carlinville offers small-town Americana at its best. Residents gather for summer concerts in the town square, cheer on top high school athletes, and gather to celebrate at events like the Macoupin County Fair and the annual Christmas Market.

A walk along shaded streets will introduce visitors to neighborhoods of Victorian mansions, stately brick Federals, brick streets around the Square, parks, historical buildings, and unique to the American dream of home ownership, the largest single collection of Sears homes in the United States.

Visitors can even retrace the original path of the Mother Road, Route 66. And, at just 1.5 hours from St. Louis and an hour from the Illinois state capital, Springfield, Carlinville is at the heart of regional metropolitan action.

We are glad you have found you way to our website. If you already live in Carlinville, we hope you find what you are looking for on these website pages, if you are not from Carlinville, we hope you will find a reason to come visit us in person.

The Carlinville Chamber would like to sincerely thank CNB & Karmak for their generosity in supplying this website