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Edwardsville, IL 62025
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Edwardsville and Glen Carbon represent all the best of Southwestern Illinois living. These twin
towns are perched in an ideal geographic location, 30 minutes from downtown St. Louis, that
allows them to simultaneously tap into all the amenities of an urban existence while still
maintaining a predominantly small-town identity at their cores. And although Edwardsville and
Glen Carbon are equally steeped in vibrant histories — Edwardsville is actually the third-oldest
city in the state of Illinois — they are not slowly diminishing roadside attractions. Instead, these
communities are thriving centers of population growth and economic development. They are
also fundamentally sound places in which to raise a family, offering the best in public
education, a diverse spectrum of higher education opportunities, and a wealth of quality health
care options. The seat of Madison County Government and the home of Southern Illinois
University at Edwardsville, this charming city was first settled in 1805.
Edwardsville was named for Ninian Edwards, the first governor of the Illinois Territory,
established in 1809. Five Illinois governors came from Edwardsville. In addition to Edwards,
they were Edward Coles, John Reynolds, Thomas Ford and Charles Deneen.
Visitors and residents enjoy many attractions including the Children's Museum, the Madison
County Historical Society, the St. Louis Street Historic District, the LeClaire Historic District and
an abundance of hiking and biking trails.
With its 150-year history, Edwardsville is proud to have been the home of five Illinois governors.
The downtown business and shopping district is enhanced by the beautiful Madison County
Courthouse completed in 1992.
Edwardsville is known for its quaint pubs, casual dining, as well as, some of the area's finest
restaurants. Area shopping plazas, attractive schools, churches, businesses and
neighborhood homes mesh together to provide all the conveniences of city living in a small
Bolstered by the presence of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and the light of St. Louis
arts and entertainment arcing across the river, Edwardsville provides residents and visitors
alike with a vast web of recreational, dining and shopping possibilities. New residents are
comforted by the quality and abundance of health care, transportation, libraries, child care,
housing and government services. Furthermore, the remarkable successes of the Unit 7
School District are well known across the state. Area schools maintain the trifecta needed for
an outstanding education: high academic achievement, exceptional fine arts programs and
highly competitive athletic teams. Edwardsville District #7 is comprised of 10 elementary
schools, 2 middle schools, one high school, one alternative high school and the N.O. Nelson
The region surrounding Edwardsville is one of the Southwest Illinois' most attractive. Situated
on bluffs high above the Mississippi River, on a gently rolling plain, the citizens of Edwardsville
enjoy beautiful surroundings and a strategic location. Here, one will find a high quality of life and
a vibrant business climate where the best in small town America meets future progress.
As you might guess from this village's name, Glen Carbon was home to a thriving coal mining
industry in the early part of the 20th century.
Before that, the region was nicknamed the "Land of Goshen" after the lush Biblical paradise. In
1801, Col. Samuel Judy was granted 100 acres of land, becoming the first non-native settler in
Madison County. Judy later served in Illinois' first legislature, which convened in Kaskaskia.
When Madison County was officially organized in 1812, its border reached all the way to
Canada and Judy was one of the new county's first commissioners. The village of Glen Carbon
was organized in 1892.
If you're visiting or moving to the Land of Goshen today, you'll find attractions including the 1853
Yanda log cabin, the Glen Carbon Centennial Library, the Heritage Museum, miles of biking and
hiking trails and the Glen Carbon covered bridge.
The Spirit of '76 was evident in 1892 when 76 residents of a fairly well established settlement
petitioned the Madison County Court for permission to incorporate as a village.