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Welcome to DeWitt County

DeWitt County makes up 405 square miles of Central Illinois. The county is home to over 15,500 residents, according to the US Census Bureau - 2020 Annual Population Estimate, spread out across thirteen townships, two cities, and five villages. DeWitt County residents celebrate rural life, taking pride in the County’s rich agricultural land and natural landscapes. While maintaining its small-town charm, the County also offers exceptional regional mobility given its proximity to nearby metropolitan areas and access to major roadways.

The DeWitt County seat in Clinton is located 25 miles from Bloomington-Normal and Decatur, 50 miles from Springfield and Champaign-Urbana, and 150 miles from Chicago and St. Louis! DeWitt County is easily accessible from two major interstates (I-72 & I-74), two major U.S. Routes (U.S. 51 & U.S. 150), and three major State Routes (IL Rt. 10, IL Rt. 48, & IL Rt. 54). map

Clinton Lake is one of the largest lakes in the state of Illinois! It’s a wonderful place to go camping, fishing, boating, swimming and enjoy many other water sporting activities within its 5,000-acre boundaries. Clinton Lake is a rustic, full facility center for aquatic recreation and camping. It is a haven for sailing enthusiasts and a "hot spot" for fishermen as well as swimmers and beach bathers.

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