Story of Carterville

5 Historic Carterville

Carterville is a charming, small town in the heart of Southern Illinois, an area many refer to as the “heartland.”  Within 1.5 to 4 hours from favorite American cities of St. Louis, Nashville, Louisville, Lexington, and Memphis, Carterville is nestled as a gateway to fast-growing Southern Illinois Wine Country.  In fact, this town is within an hour to 29 wineries you can enjoy in this region.


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Fri, 10/17/2014 @ 12:03pm

The Carterville Pumpkin Path will be held on Friday, October 31st, 2014. Line up will be held in the 1st Baptist Church Parking Lot and will start at 4:30 p.m., Costume Judging at 5:00 p.m., and the Costume Parade at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome! You must bring a canned good to participate, and all food will be donated to the Carterville Food Pantry.

Costume Contest Awards (after the Parade at the Fire Station)
6 months to 2 years...

Tue, 10/28/2014 @ 1:02pm

The original fountain was dedicated over 20 years ago in honor and memory of the Carterville teachers and family that were killed in a tragic vehicle accident. Since that time, the fountain has experienced failures and had to be removed.

However, through contributions from the Mayor Mausey Carterville Enhancement Fund and personal donations, a new fountain has been purchased and installed.

The rededication of this new fountain will be held at the Cannon Park Shelter on November 1, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Mon, 10/27/2014 @ 9:20am

The Carterville City Council will be holding a SPECIAL MEETING Monday, November 3, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in reference to Police Department Personnel Issues, Fire Department Roof Bids, and the Annexation of Forsythe Property (Greenbriar Road).