Hancock County, Illinois Economic Development Association


  • Find out what's happening at Western Illinois Threshers this year! Visit http://www.westernillinoisthreshers.org/

  • Mississippi River Drive http://www.mississippiriverdrive.com

  • Hancock County is home to many beautiful and historic barns. For more information about the Hancock County Barn Tour
    visit http://www.carthage-il.com/barns/index.htm

  • Several communities in Hancock County have recently applied to be a part of an Illinois tourism project entitled Looking for Lincoln, due to the significant amount of Abraham Lincoln history throughout the county. During 2008, we hope to have up to 11 wayside historical exhibits in place, highlighting Lincoln history and events. Exciting plans are also underway for the Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration to take place in 2008-09. For more information about the Looking for Lincoln tourism project,
    visit http://www.lookingforlincoln.com/

  • Carthage has many historical sites to visit, including the Old Carthage Jail, the Hancock County Courthouse, and the Kibbe Museum. For more information about things to see and do in Carthage visit http://www.carthage-il.com/tourism/maintour.htm



Nauvoo has become a popular tourist destination due to its Mormon history and its beautiful location on the Mississippi River. For more information about visiting Nauvoo go to www.beautifulnauvoo.com


Kristin Huls, Hancock County Economic Development Coordinator
University of Illinois Extension
550 N Madison, Carthage, IL 62321
Phone: (217) 357-2150 Fax: (217) 357-3598
Email: khuls@uiuc.edu

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