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Carterville City Clerk

101 South Division Street
Carterville, IL 62918
(618) 985-2252

Sunday Closed
Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Carterville is a charming town in the heart of Southern Illinois that is seven miles from Interstate 57, just off Illinois Route 13, and nestled in between popular cities Marion and Carbondale. Carterville is known for its excellence in education and is home to John. A Logan College, which serves students from the entire Southern Illinois region. This unique community also features a 750-seat theatre, beautiful parks, various restaurants and shops, and eclectic venues. Outdoorsmen can enjoy various activities nearby at the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge and its 44,000 acres of land and diverse wildlife. Carterville’s small-town charm and wide range of events and activities offer a lasting impression on visitors.
Carterville was founded by George McNeil and Laban Carter. McNeil first settled the land in 1866. Carter helped establish the post office in 1871, and later the town was named after him. McNeil was one of the youngest members of the Union army and marched with General Sherman in the Civil War.