Jacksonville is a community rich in historical treasures, thriving arts, education and culture, all wrapped up in Midwest hospitality. Centrally located between Chicago and St. Louis and near Springfield, Jacksonville is known for its small-town friendliness, natural resources, educational institutions, history and thriving businesses.
This town is full of the unexpected! Jacksonville is home of many Abraham Lincoln sites. You can follow in the footsteps of Abraham Lincoln with audio entertaining education interpretation. Governor Duncan Mansion is the only Lincoln-era governor’s mansion outside the state capital. Lake Jacksonville has been voted best Bass Fishing Lake in Illinois. Numerous exciting events, award winning hospital, and amazing restaurants can be found throughout Jacksonville.