Nestled within southwestern Illinois, along the Missouri-Illinois border, is the riverfront community of Jersey County. Jerseyville, Grafton, Elsah, Chautauqua, Dow, Fieldon and Otterville form the county and come together to offer a rural atmosphere sprinkled with urban flavor.
The slogan of Jerseyville – Jersey County’s seat of government says it perfectly: “Close to the crowd, but not in it.” While the county is just 45 minutes from the big-city amenities of St. Louis, it retains its unique bucolic lifestyle. The area has no doubt faced much development over time, as it is listed among Illinois’ fastest-growing counties, but the people of Jersey County have worked to preserve its charm by investing in infrastructure and ensuring the protection of the scenic outdoor spaces that draw people from all over.
The Mississippi and Illinois rivers, state and municipal parks, a regional trail system and more are among the many great assets Jersey County has to offer. Add in the exceptional public and private education systems, modern healthcare community, bustling downtown districts and friendly, distinct neighborhoods, and there is no wonder approximately 26,000 residents (and growing) already call this place home.
Whether you’re looking to relocate a family or a business, or are just looking to spend a quiet vacation along the riverfront, the communities of Jersey County welcome you to come and experience the one-of-a-kind lifestyle that continues to set it apart from the rest.