Story of Carterville

5 Historic Carterville

Carterville is a charming, small town in the heart of Southern Illinois, an area many refer to as the “heartland.”  Within 1.5 to 4 hours from favorite American cities of St. Louis, Nashville, Louisville, Lexington, and Memphis, Carterville is nestled as a gateway to fast-growing Southern Illinois Wine Country.  In fact, this town is within an hour to 29 wineries you can enjoy in this region.


Latest News

Thu, 11/05/2015 @ 10:46am

The 5th Annual Christmas in Carterville will take place from from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Friday, December 4th, 2015 in Downtown Carterville.  Rain Date: December 11th.

Come enjoy this Free Event! "Dreaming of a White Christmas..." is this year's theme and Downtown Carterville will be transformed into a winter wonderland.

The following are FREE to the public:

*Cookies and hot chocolate
*Visits with Santa

Fri, 11/20/2015 @ 9:09am

West Grand Ave between Dent and Greenbriar is now under construction with marked detours. Please use caution. 

While work is being completed EAST of Cannon Drive, please use the following Detour on Cottonwood Lane:


While work is being completed WEST of Cannon Drive, please use the following Detour on Cannon Drive:



Mon, 8/03/2015 @ 9:55am

The Carterville Water & Sewer Department  mailed a Second Notice Cross Connection Survey to their customers in November.  IEPA requires 100% return of these surveys.  Please complete your survey and return to 101 S. Division, Carterville, IL 62918

If misplaced, here is the survey.

For questions, please contact the Carterville Water Department at 618-985-2011