Introduction to Flora, Illinois
Flora is located in Clay county, which was organized in 1824; the county was created out of the Crawford, Wayne, and Fayette counties. It was named after Henry Clay, the famous American statesman who served as the United States Secretary of State from 1825 to 1829. The city of Flora was named after the daughter of one of its founders.
Flora and nearby Attractions
- Charley Brown Park
- Sam Dale Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area
- Clay county Museum
- Stephen A. Forbes State Park
- William Jennings Bryan Museum
- Jefferson county Historical Village
Things To Do In Flora
Flora offers many recreational opportunities. The Charley Brown Park, Stephen A. Forbes State Park, Sam Dale Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area, and Newton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area are close to the city. Museums in the area include the Clay County Museum, William Jennings Bryan Museum, Jefferson county Historical Village, and Cedarhurst. The First Evangelical Methodist Church, Oak Street Southern Baptist Church, and Saint Stephens Roman Catholic Church are some of the local churches.
Williamson county Regional Airport is the closest airport to the city.
Flora Higher Education
Lake Land College, Vincennes University, and Eastern Illinois University offer courses for higher studies.