Introduction to Mount Carmel, Illinois
Mount Carmel History
Mount Carmel is the county seat of Wabash County, which was established out of Edwards County in 1824 after an armed rebellion between the militias of Mount Carmel and Albion. In 2008, an earthquake struck Mount Carmel.
Mount Carmel and nearby Attractions
- Vincennes State Historic Sites
- Old Cathedral Library & Museum
- Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden
- George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
- Newton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area
Things To Do In Mount Carmel
Local parks include the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park and the Beall Woods State Park. Other notable nearby spots include the Hamilton County State Fish & Wildlife Area, the White Oak State Fishing Area and the Patoka State Fish and Wildlife Area. Local churches include the Pentecostal Assembly of God Church, the Abundant Life New Life Fellowship Church, Saint John the Baptist Episcopal Church and the Emmanuel Baptist Church. The Mesker Park Zoo and Botanical Garden is also accessible from Mount Carmel as well. Local museums include the William H. Harrison Museum, the Wabash County Museum and the Old Cathedral Library & Museum. The Wabash County Fair is hosted here every July.
Mount Carmel Transportation
Air transportation is available from the Evansville Regional Airport.
Mount Carmel Higher Education
Nearby universities include Vincennes University, Eastern Illinois University and the University of Evansville.