Welcome to Fayette County, IL

Located in the heart of the Midwest, Fayette County is a vibrant and diverse community that offers a little something for everyone. From our picturesque countryside and small-town charm to our thriving businesses and rich historical heritage, Fayette County is a place where tradition blends seamlessly with progress.

Our county seat, Vandalia, holds a special place in the history of Illinois, being the state's second capital. As you explore our town, you’ll be transported back in time to the days when Abraham Lincoln walked these very streets. Visit the Old State Capitol Building or take a walking tour to learn more about our significant contributions to the development of Illinois.

Nature enthusiasts will find themselves in awe of our beautiful parks and scenic trails. The Kaskaskia River State Fish and Wildlife Area provides endless opportunities for fishing, boating, and observing the rich array of wildlife that call our county home. Be sure to visit our state parks, where you can hike, camp, and immerse yourself in nature’s tranquility.

For those seeking a taste of our local culture, Fayette County offers a diverse range of events and festivals throughout the year. Celebrate our agricultural heritage at the Fayette County Fair or experience the charm of small-town Christmas cheer during the Vandalia Old Tyme Christmas. Our local farmers' markets are a haven for fresh produce and artisanal goods, supporting the agricultural bounty that surrounds us.

Our community is built on the spirit of unity and pride. You’ll be welcomed by friendly faces, warm smiles, and a wealth of local businesses eager to serve your needs. From the quaint shops lining Gallatin Street to the delicious dining options that cater to every palate, Fayette County offers an authentic small-town experience that you won’t find anywhere else. Whether you’re considering a visit, looking to relocate, or simply curious about all that Fayette County has to offer, our website is your gateway to discovering the heart and soul of our community. Browse through our resources, explore our attractions, and learn more about our vibrant local culture.

We invite you to embark on a journey through Fayette County, where the past meets the present, where nature and history intertwine, and where community is celebrated. We can’t wait to welcome you to our home.

Fayette County is home to nine school districts that include 20 schools for students in preschool all the way to high school.

Townships, villages, and cities showcase vibrant communities and a shared commitment to fostering a thriving environment for residents and visitors alike.

Stay connected to the heartbeat of our county, exploring upcoming happenings and opportunities for community involvement.

From insightful articles about initiatives and events to essential announcements and community achievements, this page offers a comprehensive resource keeping residents informed and connected to the pulse of our county.

Resources, guidelines, and information on accessibility features implemented across the website, demonstrating the county's commitment to inclusivity and making information easily accessible for everyone.