Introduction to Clinton, Illinois
Clinton is the county seat of DeWitt County. Both the county and the city were named in honor of DeWitt Clinton, the Governor of New York from 1817 to 1823. Clinton is home to the Clinton Nuclear Generating Station. A pair of land speculators established the community. The first Illinois Central Railroad locomotive entered into the area in 1854. With the arrival of the railroad, the city of Clinton began to flourish.
Clinton and nearby Attractions
- Mount Pulaski Courthouse State Historic Site
- John C. Flanagan House Museum
- Weldon Springs State Park
- Miller Park Zoo
- Staerkel Planetarium
Things To Do In Clinton
Local museums include the McLean County Museum of History, the Raggedy Ann & Andy Museum, the John C. Flanagan House Museum, the Early American Museum and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum. The Scovill Zoo and Miller Park Zoo are nearby as well. The Vespasian Warner Public Library is the local library. The city hosts the May Days Celebration every May and the Apple ‘n Pork Festival every September.
Central Illinois Regional is located nearby.
Clinton Higher Education
Millikin University, Heartland Community College and the University of Illinois at Springfield are all nearby.