Photo collage showing White county Courthouse, map, water tower and clock

The official online source of information for the offices and elected officials of White County, Illinois. The information contained on this website is believed to be accurate.
The County of White, Illinois nor the development company for this website shall be
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White County, Illinois is a great place to live, work and play. Good jobs, good schools, good fun and good people are the reason why.

The area was settled in the early 1800’s by settlers putting down stakes on the fertile ground along the Little Wabash River. In the 1850's the arrival of the railroad brought not only new residents, but new businesses as well.

In the 1960's the Interstate Highway System was initiated. White County is blessed with Interstate 64 running east and west through the county, providing a major travel route for business. Oil and agriculture continue to be mainstays in the White County system, but underground coal mining has also taken off south of Carmi.

White County schools prepare students with extensive course offerings and some of the latest computer technology in the classroom. For advanced degrees and ongoing adult education, the county is home to the Southeastern Illinois College Carmi Campus. 

Parks, lakes, an outstanding nine-hole golf course, swimming pools and many more recreational facilities contribute to an enjoyable lifestyle.

White County offers a premier location and an environment for success with resources that encourage positive growth and a wonderful quality of life.