Glen Carbon

Just 15 minutes from Downtown St. Louis, Glen Carbon is a pleasant, picturesque community.

It is a town with a strong community spirit and quite an interesting past.


The town was founded in 1801 as one of the first permanent settlements in Madison County. It was named Glen Carbon in honor of its coal mining heritage. The railroad operated in the town until 2000 and was also a central feature of the town's character and economy.

trees and homes in Glen Carbon, Illinois
Residential area in Glen Carbon

Glen Carbon, Today

Today, Glen Carbon has over 300 businesses that call it home. Named by CNN Money as one of the top 100 places to live in the US, the village is eminently livable but is also a great place to visit. You'll find:

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