Jefferson County


Health Care

There are many reasons Jefferson County is one of the most progressive counties in the Southern Illinois region. Keeping its citizens and others in the region healthy is at the…

Places to Worship

Antioch Baptist Church 9148 E. IL Hwy. 148, Bonnie Antioch Christian Church 13088 E. Dix Rd., Texico (618) 266-7356 Antioch International Assembly 228 S. 9th St., Mt. Vernon (618) 242-6200 Bakerville FW…

A Great Place to Live

The real estate market in Mt. Vernon and the surrounding Jefferson County area remains stable. In 2018, data gleaned from the Egyptian Board of Realtors Multiple Listing Service shows that…

Welcome

Known as the “Festival Arts City,” there is always something going on in Mt. Vernon. From live musical entertainment to gallery openings, Mt. Vernon is the place for the artist…

Tourism

Jefferson County is home to many annual events and festivals, interactive historic landmarks, outdoor recreation adventures, and things to do for visitors and locals alike. Whether you’re enjoying street festivals…

History

Mount Vernon, known as “Festival Arts City,” is the county seat of Jefferson County, Illinois. The population was 15,277 at the 2010 census. 19th Century Mt. Vernon was founded in…

Transportation

The ease of access to multiple modes transportation is one of Jefferson County’s greatest strengths. Its central location versus national markets, the nations’ transportation system and the development of the…

Manufacturing

Mt. Vernon, Illinois, in Jefferson County, is situated at the crossroads of Interstate Highways 57 and 64, just one hour east of St. Louis, Missouri and one hour west of…