St. Clair County Illinois Information

Greater St Louis Air and Space Museum

St. Clair County was established in 1790, before Illinois became a state, by the governor of the then Indiana Territory, Arthur St. Clair. Its present size of 674 square miles was established in 1827.

Where is St. Clair County?

St. Clair County is located on the east side of the Mississippi River to the east of the City of St. Louis. St. Clair County is bordered by Monroe County in the southwest, Randolph County in the south, Washington and Clinton Counties in the east and Madison County on the north. The Mississippi River is its western border.

What's in St. Clair County?

There are over 30 cities, towns and unincorporated areas that St. Clair County covers. Those communities range in size and population. Some of the larger communities are East St. Louis, Belleville, Fairview Heights, and O'Fallon Illinois. For information on the communities that are found in St. Clair County, see our St. Clair County Illinois Communities page. Important roads and highways for the county are Interstate 255, 55/70 and 64, US Highway 50, State Highways 3, 4, 13, 15, 111, 157, 158, 159, 151, 177 and others.

What are the Attractions in St. Clair County?

There are many attractions located in St. Clair County. Some are historical such as the Jarrot Mansion, the home of French entrepreneur Nicholas Jarrot that was built in 1807. Or Cahokia Mounds, designated as a United States National Historic Landmark which was the location of central city of the Mississippian culture sometime between A.D. 800-1400. Some are family friendly such as the two Eckert's Country Store and Farms located in Belleville and Millstadt where in season apples, pumpkins, peaches and strawberries are "pick your own". Others are sports related like the Gateway Motorsports Park which is all about auto racing! Then there are the many museums such as the Katherine Dunham Museum featuring Miss Dunham's collections of costumes, mementos and art, or the Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum which chronicles the history of flight in the St. Louis area with memorabilia from the now long gone TWA and Ozark airlines to McDonnell Douglas space crafts and much more. For more information about all the attractions in St. Clair County, see our St. Clair County Attractions page.

What Recreation Opportunities are in St. Clair County?

Recreation opportunities abound in St. Clair County. Golf courses and city, county and state parks can be found throughout the county. The Frank Holten State Recreation Area in East St. Louis features a public golf course and two fishing and boating lakes. And Citizens Park in Belleville has a BMX bike ramp, plus picnic facilities, playgrounds and more.

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

Belleville Illinois
Belleville Illinois - Belleville Illinois is a large city in St. Clair County with over 44,000 residents. The community lies within four zip codes, 62220, 62221, 62223 and 62226. - More Info Tags: 62220, 62221, 62223, 62226, Belleville Illinois
Bellevue Park
Bellevue Park - The Bellevue Park features a 3 acre fishing lake, a historic stone lodge available for rental, playgrounds and more. It is located in St Clair County in Belleville Illinois. - More Info Tags: 62226, Belleville Illinois, Recreation
Cahokia Illinois
Cahokia Illinois - Cahokia Illinois is located in eastern St. Clair County in the 62206 zip code. Cahokia is home to several historic French Creole landmarks that are on the National Register of Historic Places. - More Info Tags: 62206, Cahokia Illinois
Cahokia Mounds
Cahokia Mounds - Cahokia Mounds is an early Mississippian civilization archeological treasure! It is located in Collinsville, Illinois. - More Info Tags: 62201, 62234, Collinsville Illinois, Attractions, Museums
Casino Queen
Casino Queen - The Casino Queen is a gaming establishment located on the Mississippi Riverfront on the Illinois side, in East St. Louis. - More Info Tags: 62201, Casinos, East St Louis Illinois, Entertainment
Cathedral of Saint Peter
Cathedral of Saint Peter - The Cathedral of Saint Peter is located in Belleville Illinois. - More Info Tags: 62220, Belleville Illinois, Church
Clinton Hill Golf Course
Clinton Hill Golf Course - Clinton Hill Golf Course is a public 18 hole golf course located in Swansea Illinois. - More Info Tags: 62226
Dupo Illinois
Dupo Illinois - The Village of Dupo Illinois is located in St. Clair County in the 62239 zip code and lies west of the Route 3 and Interstate 255 merger in the area known as the American Bottoms. - More Info Tags: 62239, Dupo Illinois
East St Louis Community College Center
East St Louis Community College Center - Information on the East St. Louis Community College Center located in East St Louis Illinois. - More Info Tags: 62201, East St Louis Illinois
East St Louis Illinois
East St Louis Illinois - The City of East St Louis Illinois is located in St Clair County and is situated along the east bank of the Mississippi River, directly across from Downtown St. Louis. - More Info Tags: 62201, East St Louis Illinois
Eckert's Country Store and Farms
Eckert's Country Store and Farms-Belleville - Eckert's Country Store and Farms is a "pick your own" family attraction located in Belleville Illinois. - More Info Tags: 62220, Belleville Illinois
Eckert's Country Store and Farms-Millstadt
Eckert's Country Store and Farms-Millstadt - Eckert's Country Store and Farms-Millstadt is a "pick your own" family attraction and is located in Millstadt Illinois. - More Info Tags: 62260, Millstadt Illinois
Emma Kunz House
Emma Kunz House - The Emma Kunz House is a restored 1830s home that is modeled after the German street homes that were built in Europe during the 19th-century and is located in Belleville, Illinois. - More Info Tags: 62220, Belleville Illinois, Museums
Fairview Heights Illinois
Fairview Heights Illinois - The City of Fairview Heights Illinois is located in St. Clair County. The area is known for the St. Clair Shopping Mall. - More Info Tags: 62208, Fairview Heights Illinois
Frank Holten State Park and Recreation Area
Frank Holten State Park and Recreation Area - The Frank Holten State Recreation Area is located in East St Louis Illinois and features two boating and fishing lakes and the 18 hole public golf course, Grand Marais Golf Course. Deer and turkey hunting is allowed in appropriate seasons. - More Info Tags: 62203, 62205, East St Louis Illinois, Recreation
Freeburg Illinois
Freeburg Illinois - The Village of Freeburg Illinois is located in St Clair County and is about 30 minutes southeast of Downtown St Louis in the 62243 zip code. - More Info Tags: 62243, Freeburg Illinois

More St Clair County Information

Cardinal Creek Golf Course - The Cardinal Creek Golf Course is a private golf course for military personnel and is located on Scott Air Force Base in St Clair County Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62225, Scott Air Force Base Illinois

Elmwood Golf Club-Belleville IL - Information on the Elmwood Golf Club located in Belleville Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62223, Belleville Illinois

Far Oaks Golf Club - Far Oaks Golf Club is a public 18 hole golf course located in Caseyville Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62232

Gateway Classic Cars - Gateway Classic Cars is a consignment showroom for classic cars located in Fairmont City Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62201, Fairmont City Illinois

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