Welcome to Calhoun County! Calhoun County is a narrow peninsula of mostly high ground, located between the Mississippi River and the Illinois River. Known for Calhoun County peaches in the summer and apples in the fall, the county offers miles of prosperous farms and orchards. For anyone who enjoys the beauty of nature all year long, "Calhoun is a County for All Seasons." Come visit Calhoun County by boat, car or bicycle and pick fruit, watch migratory birds, shop for antiques, visit historic sites or perhaps just escape for a quiet weekend away. The natural beauty of the Illinois River valley in close proximity to the Great River Road provide tremendous opportunities for an intimate experience with nature. The American Bald Eagle has claimed it as a favorite winter nesting location. As you journey along, take time to experience the historic gems of the communities which can be found in numerous sites, such as the Center for American Archeology in Kampsville.
The county offers a restful respite to those journeying from the St. Louis region and beyond. Take the time to explore the quaint communities making Calhoun County Illinois a county for all seasons!