jerseyvilleBranching inland to the northeast from Grafton is a short drive up to Jerseyville. Named for the many early settlers who migrated here from New Jersey, Jerseyville is the county seat for Jersey County. Dating back to 1834, a leisurely walk along the historic Courthouse Square offers many unique Gothic & Victorian style buildings and residences. Erected in 1893, the Courthouse on Pearl Street sits at the center of town with its 124-foot dome towering above the community. The Jersey County Historical Society has worked hard to preserve the history of this rural community. Historical tours are available at the 1866 Fulkerson Mansion and Farm Museum, Cheney Mansion Museum and Lone Star Schoolhouse. The downtown shopping district is a reminder of days long past. Fine country dining can be found here, and festivals and fairs are held throughout the year.
Plan to spend the weekend in Jerseyville enjoying the fair and rejuvenating your soul in one of the most historic small towns in Southwestern Illinois.