Introduction to Swansea, Illinois
Swansea, Illinois, in St Clair county, is 17 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri. The village is in the Saint Louis area. There are 10,579 residents in Swansea.
In the 1800s, the area now known as Swansea was primarily a farming and commerce community. There were underground coal mines, brickyards and foundries in this region as well. On November 27, 1886, a group of 35 residents of the area petitioned the county government to organize their territory into a village. On December 16, 1886, the new municipality was formed.
Swansea and nearby Attractions
- Holy Shaghagat Church
- O'Fallon Family History Center
- Belleville Public Library
- Gepperts Lake
- Old Saint Clair County Cemetery
- Frank Holten State Recreation Area
Things To Do In Swansea
Gepperts Lake and Yoch Lake provide facilities for fishing and boating. Wolf Branch-Saint Clair Township Park welcomes visitors with greenery and a host of recreational activities.
Scott Mid-America is the nearest major airport.
Swansea Higher Education
Southwestern Illinois College, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, Saint Louis University-Main Campus and the University of Missouri-St Louis provide higher education to the people of Swansea.