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Monroe Illinois Information

Monroe County Courthouse

Monroe County was established in 1816. The county went through several border changes as the other surrounding counties were also formed. Its present borders were established in 1827. Monroe County covers 398 square miles. The county seat is located in the City of Waterloo.

Where is Monroe County?

Monroe County is located on the east side of the Mississippi River. Monroe County is bordered by St. Clair County to the north and on the east with the Kaskaskia River forming the border and Randolph County in the south. The Mississippi River is its western border.

What's in Monroe County?

There are 6 major cities or villages in the the county. Those communities range in size and population. The largest community in Monroe County is Columbia Illinois. For information on the communities that are found in Monroe County, see our Monroe County Illinois Communities page. Important roads and highways for the county are Interstate 255, US Highway 50, State Highways 3, 156, 158, 159 and Bluff Road, Levee Road, LL Road and other.

What Attractions are in Monroe County?

There are some unique attractions that are located in Monroe County. Historic Maeystown Illinois makes a wonderful day-trip any time of year with several annual events held throughout the year. The entire village is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Peterstown House, also on the National Register, is located in Waterloo Illinois and was built in the early 1800's. It is the only stage coach stop still intact along the Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail. Bluff Road runs along the Mississippi River bluffs through the American Bottoms and features wonderful changing scenery through out the seasons. The Schorr Lake Vineyard and Winery is found in Waterloo and offers estate produced wines and a patio for relaxing. Many recreation opportunities are also found in the county. Golf courses and parks are found throughout Monroe County.

Below is a list of the some of the attractions, parks, schools and communities located in Monroe County Illinois.

Annbriar Golf Course

Annbriar Golf Course - The Annbriar Golf Course is a public course located in Waterloo Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62298, featured, golf, illinois, monroe, monroe-county-illinois-recreation, monroe-county-info, public, recreation, waterloo, ziphome - Public Tags: 62298,Recreation,Waterloo Illinois

Bolm-Schuhkraft Park

Bolm-Schuhkraft Park - Bolm-Schuhkraft Park sports fields of all kinds, an Inline skating rink and picnic facilities. It is located in Monroe County in Columbia Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62236, about, columbia, featured, illinois, monroe, monroe-county-illinois-recreation, monroe-county-info, parks, recreation, ziphome - Public Tags: 62236,Columbia Illiniois,Recreation

Columbia Bridges Golf Club

Columbia Bridges Golf Club - Columbia Bridges Golf Club is a public 18 hole golf course located in Columbia Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62236, about, columbia, featured, golf, illinois, monroe, monroe-county-illinois-recreation, monroe-county-info, public, recreation, ziphome - Public Tags: 62236,Columbia Illiniois,Recreation

Columbia Golf Club

Columbia Golf Club - Columbia Golf Club is a public 18 hole golf course located in Columbia Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62236, about, columbia, featured, golf, illinois, monroe, monroe-county-illinois-recreation, monroe-county-info, public, recreation, ziphome - Public Tags: 62236,Columbia Illiniois,Recreation

Columbia High School

Columbia High School - Columbia High School is a public high school located in Columbia Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62236, about, columbia, columbia-community-unit-school-district-4, education, featured, high-school, high-school-sports, illinois, monroe, monroe-county-info, public, schools, ziphome - Public Tags: 62236,Columbia Illiniois

Columbia Illinois

Columbia Illinois - The City of Columbia Illinios is located in Monroe County in the 62236 zip code, about 30 minutes southwest of Downtown St. Louis. - More Info - Tags: 62236, city, columbia, communities, featured, government, illinois, monroe, monroe-county-info, ziphome - Public Tags: 62236,Columbia Illiniois

Gibault Catholic High School

Gibault Catholic High School - Gibault Catholic High School is a private co-ed Catholic high school located in Waterloo Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62298, about, catholic, christian, education, featured, high-school, high-school-sports, illinois, monroe, monroe-county-info, private, schools, waterloo, ziphome - Public Tags: 62298,Waterloo Illinois

Hecker Illinois

Hecker Illinois - Information on Hecker Illinois, a village located in Monroe County in the 62248 zip code. - More Info - Tags: 62248, about, city, communities, featured, government, hecker, illinois, monroe, monroe-county-info, ziphome - Public Tags: 62248,Hecker Illinois

Maeystown Illinois

Historic Maeystown Illinois - Maeystown Illinois is located in Southern Illinois in Monroe County. Maeystown, founded in 1852 by German immigrants, holds several annual events such as Oktoberfest, Fruehlingsfest and Fastnacht. - More Info - Tags: 62256, about, attractions, day-trips, featured, german, historic, illinois, landmark, maeystown, monroe, monroe-county-info, national-register, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, towns, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 62256,Maeystown Illinois

Kaskaskia River State Fish and Wildlife Area

Kaskaskia River State Fish and Wildlife Area - The Kaskaskia River State Fish and Wildlife Area is located along the Kaskaskia River beginning near Fayetteville Illinois in St. Clair County and extends into Monroe and Randolph Counties. The conservation area centers around Baldwin Lake and features fishing, boating, picnic and camping sites. - More Info - Tags: st-clair-county-info, 62217, 62243, 62258, 62264, 62278, about, equestrian, featured, horseback, horseback-riding, hunting, illinois, monroe, monroe-county-info, parks, recreation, st-clair-county-illinois-recreation, state, stclair, ziphome - Public Tags: 62217,62243,62258,62264,62278,Recreation

Maeystown Illinois

Maeystown Illinois - The historic Village of Maeystown Illinois is located in southern Illinois in Monroe County. - More Info - Tags: 62256, city, communities, featured, government, illinois, maeystown, monroe, monroe-county-info, ziphome - Public Tags: 62256,Maeystown Missouri

Oerter Park

Oerter Park - Oerter Park is located in Columbia Illinois and features lighted soccer fields. - More Info - Tags: 62236, columbia, featured, illinois, monroe, monroe-county-illinois-recreation, monroe-county-info, parks, recreation, ziphome - Public Tags: 62236,Columbia Illiniois,Recreation

Peterstown House

Peterstown House - Peterstown House is the last remaining stagecoach stop on the Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail and is located in Waterloo Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62298, about, attractions, buildings, featured, historic, illinois, landmark, monroe, monroe-county-info, waterloo, ziphome - Public Tags: 62298,Waterloo Illinois

River Lakes Golf Course

River Lakes Golf Course - River Lakes Golf Course is a public 18 hole golf course located in Columbia Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62236, about, columbia, featured, golf, illinois, monroe, monroe-county-illinois-recreation, monroe-county-info, public, recreation, ziphome - Public Tags: 62236,Columbia Illiniois,Recreation

RMC Waterloo Cinema - The RMC Waterloo Cinema is located in Waterloo in Monroe County Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62298, about, entertainment, illinois, monroe, monroe-county-info, movies, theater, waterloo, ziphome - Public Tags: 62298,Waterloo Illinois

Waterloo Illinois

Waterloo Illinois - The City of Waterloo Illinois is located in Monroe County in the 62298 zip code and is the County Seat for Monroe. - More Info - Tags: 62298, city, communities, featured, government, illinois, monroe, monroe-county-info, waterloo, ziphome - Public Tags: 62298,Waterloo Illinois

Waterloo Senior High School

Waterloo Senior High School - Waterloo Senior High School is a public high school located in Waterloo Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62298, about, education, featured, high-school, high-school-sports, illinois, monroe, monroe-county-info, public, schools, waterloo, waterloo-community-unit-school-district-5, ziphome - Public Tags: 62298,Waterloo Illinois


More Monroe County Information


Columbia Public Library - The Columbia Public Library is located in Columbia Illinois in Monroe County. - More Info - Tags: 62236, about, columbia, illinois, library, monroe, monroe-county-info, public, ziphome - Public Tags: 62236,Columbia Illiniois

Fairfield Golf Club - Information on the Fairfield Golf Club located in Columbia Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62236, about, columbia, featured, golf, illinois, monroe, monroe-county-illinois-recreation, monroe-county-info, public, recreation, ziphome - Public Tags: 62236,Columbia Illiniois,Recreation

Schorr Lake Vineyard - The Schorr Lake Vineyard is located in Waterloo Illinois in Monroe County. Their wines feature estate grown grapes and fruit. - More Info - Tags: 62298, about, day-trips, illinois, monroe, monroe-county-info, waterloo, winery, ziphome - Public Tags: 62298,Waterloo Illinois

Valmeyer Elementary School - Valmeyer Elementary School is located in Valmeyer Illinois in Monroe County. - More Info - Tags: 62295, about, education, elementary, illinois, monroe, monroe-county-info, public, schools, valmeyer, valmeyer-community-unit-school-district-3, ziphome - Public Tags: 62295,Valmeyer Illinois

Valmeyer High School - Valmeyer High School is located in Valmeyer Illinois in Monroe County. - More Info - Tags: 62295, about, education, featured, high-school, high-school-sports, illinois, monroe, monroe-county-info, public, schools, valmeyer, valmeyer-community-unit-school-district-3, ziphome - Public Tags: 62295,Valmeyer Illinois

Valmeyer Illinois - The Village of Valmeyer is located in Monroe County in the 62295 zip code. - More Info - Tags: 62295, about, city, communities, featured, government, illinois, monroe, monroe-county-info, valmeyer, ziphome - Public Tags: 62295,Valmeyer Illinois

Valmeyer Middle School - Valmeyer Middle School is located in Valmeyer Illinois in Monroe County. - More Info - Tags: 62295, about, education, illinois, middle, monroe, monroe-county-info, public, schools, valmeyer, valmeyer-community-unit-school-district-3, ziphome - Public Tags: 62295,Valmeyer Illinois

West Park Bowl - West Park Bowl is a bowling alley located in Columbia Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62236, about, bowling, columbia, illinois, monroe, monroe-county-illinois-recreation, monroe-county-info, recreation - Public Tags: 62236,Columbia Illiniois,Recreation