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City of Cairo is a vital shipping location at confluence of Ohio and Mississippi rivers.
Access to major interstate highway (I-57), which runs through center of county.
Access to recreational activities including hunting, hiking, and camping in Shawnee National Forest.
Access to recreational activities including swimming, fishing, hiking, and camping in and around Dolan Lake outside McLeansboro.
Abundant recreational activities including hiking, hunting, and camping in areas throughout the county.
Location of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, a national public research university with over 14,000 students. SIU is the largest employer in the county with over 6,000 employees.
Important crossroads of region and logistical hub. Intersection of Interstate Highways 57 and 64 with an average daily traffic count of over 37,000 vehicles.
Access to interstate highways. I 24 runs through center of county and a portion of I 57 also runs through county.
Access to major interstate highway (I 24), close proximity to Paducah, KY. Metropolis is “Home of Superman” with store, museum, and famous statue.
Home of the Du Quoin State Fair, hosted on 1,200 acre fairgrounds in Du Quoin. Attracts 100,000+ visitors each summer.
Access to recreational activities such as fishing, hunting, hiking, and camping. Much of county located within Shawnee National Forest.
Located along Ohio River, a major barge shipping waterway. Major interstate highway ( I 57 ) runs through center.
City of Chester located at confluence of Kaskaskia and Mississippi rivers. Important barge shipping location with a port district.
Easy access to recreational activities such as hiking, fishing, and camping in nearby Shawnee National Forest and Garden of the Gods Recreational Area.
Shawnee Hills Wine Trail located in the county . There are eleven wineries located along a 40 mile trail that attracts visitors from outside the region.
Access to interstate highway (I 64) which runs through northern part of county.
Centrally located in region with easy access to highways. Interstate Highway 57 passes through center of county with access to I-24 to the south.
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