Introduction to Shiloh, Illinois
Shiloh, Illinois, in St Clair county, is 21 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri. Shiloh is part of the surrounding Saint Louis metro area.
St. Clair County was the first county to be established in the state of Illinois. It was established in 1790 and named after Arthur St. Clair, the Governor of Northwest County. About two-thirds of present-day Illinois was covered in its original boundaries.
Shiloh and nearby Attractions
- Eugene Field House and Toy Museum
- Cahokia Mounds
- Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
- Pere Marquette State Park
- Missouri Botanical Garden
- Illinois Caverns State Natural Area
Things To Do In Shiloh
The Mississippi River State Fish & Wildlife Area, the Washington County State Recreation Area, the Frank Holten State Recreation Area and the Pyramid State Recreation Area are all located nearby. Local museums include the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, the Saint Louis Science Center, the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame, and the Carondelet Historic Center.
Lambert-St.Louis International Airport is nearby.
Shiloh Higher Education
Southwestern Illinois College, Washington University and Lewis and Clark Community College are some of the local colleges and universities.