County, Illinois is a great place to live, work and play. Good jobs, good schools,
good fun and good people are the reason why.
area was settled in the early 1800ís by settlers putting down stakes on the fertile
ground along the Little Wabash River. In the 1850's the arrival of the railroad
brought not only new residents, but new businesses as well.
In the 1960's
the Interstate Highway System was initiated. White County is blessed with Interstate
64 running east and west through the county, providing a major travel route for
business. Oil and agriculture continue to be mainstays in the White County system,
but underground coal mining has also taken off south of Carmi.
Countyís strategic location has prompted the construction of truck travel centers,
restaurants and hotels along with manufacturing plants, distribution centers,
agriculture production and regional healthcare facilities.
schools prepare students with extensive course offerings and some of the latest
computer technology in the classroom. For advanced degrees and ongoing adult education,
the county is home to the Southeastern Illinois College Carmi Campus.
Parks, lakes, an outstanding nine-hole golf course, swimming pools and many more
recreational facilities contribute to an enjoyable lifestyle.
offers a premier location and an environment for success with resources that encourage
positive growth and a wonderful quality of life.