Clinton is located in the heart of Central
Illinois at the intersection of State Routes 51, 54 & 10, 161 miles
southwest of Chicago, 142 miles northeast of St. Louis, and 45 miles northeast
of Springfield, the State Capital, 45 miles from west of Champaign-Urbana, 22
miles south of Bloomington/Normal, and 18 miles north of Decatur, which
provides a great location for business, commercial and industrial interests.
Clinton is in one of the most productive
agricultural areas in the nation, it has exceptional schools, growing businesses, fine dining, a thriving downtown, parks, a highly acclaimed
hospital, a low crime rate, and plenty of small town charm and hospitality.
Like most small communities, Clinton hosts a
whole year of homegrown events: the Easter Egg Hunt; Maydays Festival, with
carnival vendors and major concerts on the square; Fourth of July fireworks
display, weekly fishing tournaments; and Christmas parade and with downtown
The annual Apple 'n Pork Festival celebrates
harvest time in Clinton, held the last weekend of September on the grounds of
the C.H. Moore Homestead. Sample mouth-watering apple and pork treats - from
pork chili, BBQ ribs and pig ears to apple fritters, taffy apples, cider and,
of course, apple pie! There's also live entertainment, hundreds of crafters,
and a flea market with over 300 vendors and 100,000 in attendance.
The C.H. Moore Homestead offers exciting
events April through December, including kite-flying, an antique quilts display
and antique auto show, ice cream socials, Victorian Christmas tea and
candlelight tours, special displays and more.
one of the top ten haunted houses in Illinois, the Clinton Chamber hosts Terror
on Washington Street. Witches, ghosts, and goblins take over different
locations throughout town each year. Junior and senior high school thespians
and other volunteers help provide the thrills for some 6,000 visitors from
around the state annually.