Introduction to Robinson, Illinois
The early settlers of Robinson were primarily poor people searching for a better life. Roads and bridges were poorly defined, so the people had to follow a general trail. The Indians and French were among the early occupants of present day Robinson. Crawford County was organized in 1816, and Robinson became the county seat in 1844.
Robinson and Nearby Attractions
- Crawford County State Fish and Wildlife Area
- Sullivan County Park
- Lincoln Log Cabin
- Old Cathedral Library & Museum
- Vincennes State Historic Sites
Things To Do In Robinson
There are numerous historical sites such as George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, Eugene V. Debs Home, and Vincennes State Historic Sites near Robinson. Parks like Lincoln Trail State Park, Shakamak State Park, Fox Ridge State Park, and Sullivan County Park are nearby, and offer outdoor recreational opportunities such as hiking, camping, fishing, picnicking, and boating. Museums near the city include Old Cathedral Library & Museum, and William H. Harrison Museum. Health Harvest Fest is one of the local festivals held in Robinson.
Flights are available from Terre Haute International Airport - Hulman Field.
Robinson Higher Education
The local college is Lincoln Trail College. Vincennes University, Eastern Illinois University, and Indiana State University are colleges nearby.