Carlinville is a beautiful town with a red-bricked main square, lots of original vernacular architecture, an extraordinary county courthouse, a historic old jail,      a direct connection to Route 66 and, in terms of this project, a connection to     coal mining that produced a heritage district of Sears Roebuck mail order homes, one model of which was named “The Carlin”, after the town itself..


IN ADDITION: One can easily spend a day, indeed, an overnight, in Carlinville because of its other historical attractions:

The Million Dollar Courthouse

The Old Jail

The Silk Stocking District

The Town Square 

Macoupin County Historical Society Museum