Introduction to Staunton, Illinois
Staunton was founded on January 17, 1829, though the area was originally inhabited by the Illinoisan Indians. The county itself was created out of the merger of both Madison and Greene Counties and was named for the Macoupin Creek. Staunton was officially incorporated as a city in 1859.
Staunton and nearby Attractions
- Alton Museum of History and Art
- Beaver Dam State Park
- Bethalto Historical Museum
- Scott Joplin House State Historic Site
- Chauntilon - Demenil Mansion
Things To Do In Staunton
The Alton Museum of History and Art, Bethalto Historical Museum, Chauntilon - Demenil Mansion, Cahokia Mounds, and Scott Joplin House State Historic Site are in the area. The city is also home to many churches such as the Saint Paul's United Church of Christ, First United Methodist Church, Saint Michaels Catholic Church, and Zion Lutheran Church. The Beaver Dam State Park offers facilities for camping, fishing, and hiking. The park also includes scenic picnic areas, playgrounds, and an archery range.
The closest airport to the city is Lambert - St Louis International Airport.
Staunton Higher Education
Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, Southwestern Illinois College, and Lewis and Clark Community College are the higher education schools in the area.