DeWitt County, IL

DeWitt County Illinois

Welcome to DeWitt County - Centered for Growth!

DeWitt County Board

DeWitt County Offices

DeWitt County Sheriff

DeWitt County Treasurer

DeWitt County Circuit Clerk

County Clerk and Recorder

DeWitt County Development Council

Highway Department

DeWitt County E.S.D.A.

Supervisor of Assessments

County Probation Department

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County of DeWitt, State of Illinois

DeWitt County Building 
201 W. Washington St. 
Clinton, IL 61727 
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

DeWitt County
In the Heart of Rural Illinois

DeWitt County Illinois, in the heart of rural Illinois DeWitt County offers visitors and residents recreation opportunities such as fishing, boating, camping, picnics and more.
  • Clinton Lake/Mascoutin State Recreation Area (11,000 acres with 5,000 acre lake)
  • Weldon Springs State Recreation Area 550 acres)
  • Several city and village parks. 
  • Arrowhead Acres, South Shores and Green Acres Campgrounds 

Explore interesting areas and historic attractions of Abe Lincoln when he was in this area, and tour the C.H. Moore Homestead/DeWitt County Museum.

Be sure to stop in to one of our tempting restaurants, unique retail establishments and lodging. Attend Sailing Regattas, paddle the North Fork Access Canoe Trail, and get your motor running at the Farmer City Raceway.

Area Major Markets and Education

  Major Markets Distance miles/kilometers   Education No. of Schools Enrollment
  Decatur 20/32   Elementary 7 1,718
  Springfield 30/48   Middle School 3 631
  Champaign-Urbana 20/32   High School 3 862
  Bloomington-Normal 20/32   Total Public Schools 13 3,211
  Peoria 50/80        
  Indianapolis 140/225   Richland Community College (Clinton Center) 180
  Chicago 150/241   Richland Community College 25 4,360
  St. Louis 150/241   Parkland Community College 50 8,455
  Des Moines 345/554   Lincoln College 25 500
  Kansas City 344/554   Heartland Community College 25 1,200
  Minneapolis 475/765   Springfield College in Illinois 50 385
  Cincinnati 295/475        
  Detroit 387/623   Millikin University 25 1,754
  Memphis 405/652   University of Illinois 25 36,000
  Milwaukee 229/369   Illinois State University 25 23,000
        Illinois Wesleyan University 25 1,708
        Lincoln Christian College 25 630
        Sangamon State University 50 4,000

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Special Events:

Clinton   1-217-935-3364 Farmer City  
Business and Trade Expo Wednesday during CHS Spring Break City Garage Sales 1st Saturday in June
Clinton Area Farmers & Artisans Market Saturday Mornings May - Oct. on Mr. Lincoln's Square Heritage Days 1st Saturday in June
MayDays Third full weekend in May Classic Car Nite 1st Saturday in June
Fourth of July Fireworks July 4th 4th of July Fireworks July 4th
DeWitt County 4-H Fair 3rd week in July Farmer City Fair 3rd week of July
Apple and Pork Festival Last full weekend in September Farmer City Haunted Forest October 28 & 29, 2016
Christmas Parade Saturday after Thanksgiving Christmas Parade Sunday before Thanksgiving
    Weldon Springs State Recreation Area  1-217-935-2644
Kenney 1-217-944-2533   Kids Fishing Derby Saturday of Free Fishing Days in June
Fall Festival 1st weekend after Labor Day July 4th celebration July 4th
Fireman's Chicken Fry 1st weekend after Labor Day A Shower of Stardust August 11
Old Settler's Reunion Last weekend in August Jewelweed & Winged Jewels Sunday of Labor Day weekend
    One-Man/One-Woman Show Saturday of Labor Day weekend
DeWitt   Women in the Outdoors Event Saturday after Labor Day weekend
Labor Day Fair Labor Day    
Wapella   Homecoming and Tractor Pull 4th Weekend in August
Community Sales June 5 & 6, 2015    
Summer Celebration July 18, 2015    
Halloween Cookout Oct. 24, 2015    
Community Christmas Party Dec. 6, 2015    

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Interstate Highways I-72, I-74
U.S. Routes U.S. 51 (divided, 4-lane highway), U.S. 150
State Routes IL 10, IL 48, IL 54

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