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