County Creates Tourist and Historic Landmarks Online Map and Database

Macoupin County has upgraded it’s historic landmarks and places of interest website, and it’s asking for the public to help.

When the county first started their website over ten years ago, they created a list of sites to see or things to do around the county as a way to promote Macoupin as a great place to live and visit. Over the years though, the list has grown static and technology has changed.

Macoupin County Clerk Pete Duncan added to the MacoupinDirectory.com website a tourist spot category. By adding in historic landmarks and places of interest in the database, this lets visitors search either by name or location of what they can find here in Macoupin.

“Our county is well-known for Route 66, Mother Jones, and the Million Dollar Courthouse,” said Duncan. “But all around the county, we have so many historic landmarks, places of interest, as well as hidden treasures. Whether someone lives here now, is thinking of moving in, or just visiting, every community in Macoupin has something to offer and to be proud of for our rich and storied history.”

The MacoupinDirectory.com site will allow any points of interest or landmarks to display their contact information, a short description of their services, as well as a picture of the location. The information then is fully searchable on the website to allow for users to quickly find what they are looking for instead of manually searching through hundreds of webpages or entries on a list. Macoupin Directory also allows you to search by your location and find what is near you. “A lot of times, people don’t realize all Macoupin has to offer even just right around the corner. Hopefully, this directory will let more people see things to do or see on a free weekend or a staycation as well as any future tourists interested in our area,” Duncan said.

Any entity interested in having their information listed just needs to visit the site and click the ‘Add My Information’ button in the upper right-hand corner. Completed applications will then be emailed to the County Clerk’s office to be placed on the site.

Anyone with questions should feel free to contact the Macoupin County Clerk’s office at (217) 854-3214 ext 918 or email pete.duncan@macoupincountyil.gov