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Clinton County, Illinois VA Loan Information

clinton county il2021 $0 down, VA home loan limit for Clinton County is $548,250.

Located in the southern region of Illinois, Clinton County offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation. The many vast bodies of water in Clinton County make it a paradise for any aquatic activity lover. Made from portions of Washington, Fayette, and Bond Counties, Clinton County was officially created in 1824. The county has a thriving school district and a rich history that is sure to interest any history buff. With its many great festivals, shopping, and restaurants, Clinton County has something for everyone. The total population is 37,857, including a veteran population of 3,558.

One of the best locations to spend a warm summer day in Clinton County is Carlyle Lake. Encompassing over 26,000 acres of water, Carlyle Lake is the largest man-made lake in Illinois. For boating, swimming, and canoeing, there few better places than Carlyle Lake. Fishers will enjoy the vast diversity of fish living in the lake. Catfish, bluegill, crappie, and flatheads are just a few of the fish species that make their home in Carlyle Lake. The lake has several campgrounds and lodges, perfect for a weekend fishing trip.

If you love hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding, you will find numerous opportunities in Clinton County. There are trails for people of all different skill sets. The longest trail in Clinton County is 20 miles in distance. There are several trails that provide excellent views of the Clinton County landscape and Carlyle Lake. No matter what type of surface you prefer, there is a trail for you in Clinton County. The different types of trail surface in the county include asphalt, pavement, limestone, and more.

Be sure to come to all of the annual festivals, concerts, and fairs held in Clinton County. The Enjoy Rock-n-Roll Festival celebrates music from the 1950s. The festival features musical acts, delicious food, and fun rides. There are also many Elvis Presley impersonators that appear at the festival each year. Another festival is the Clinton County Fair, which showcases tractor pulls, farm exhibits, rides, games, and much more. Other festivals you can’t miss include the Harvest Thyme Festival, Christmas in Carlyle, and the Festival of Lights.

The Clinton County Veteran’s Memorial is a large slab with the names of veterans from Clinton County. Many veteran resources are located in proximity to Clinton County. Benefits offered to veterans living in Illinois include tax exemption, healthcare benefits, and more. The median housing cost is $127,300, and the median household income is $27,802.

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Clinton County Property Search

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Call VA Home Loan Centers at 888-573-4496 for an updated list of VA-approved properties in Clinton County.

Clinton County Condo Search

There are not currently any VA-approved condos located in Clinton County, but VA Home Loan Centers can help you obtain condo approval on almost any condo. Click here for information on getting your condo approved.

VFW Posts

Post 3523 Goldsmith-Terry Post
1250 Franklin St
Carlyle, IL 62231
United States
Phone: (618) 594-8039

Meeting Location & Time
1250 Franklin St
Carlyle, IL 62231-1719
United States
8:00 PM 2nd Thursday

Quartermaster: Gale Gehrs
John Barrett

Post 2055 Centralia Post
1826 S Pine St
Centralia, IL 62801
United States
Phone: (618) 532-9551

Meeting Location & Time
1826 S Pine St
Centralia, IL 62801-5200
United States
7:30 p.m. 3rd Tuesday

Quartermaster: Joseph Witthaus
Alan Cadarette

Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in Clinton County

  • Single Family: $420
  • Mukti Family: $550
  • Individual Condo: $425
  • Manufactured: $425
  • Repair Inspection: $100


  1. Illinois VA Loan Information: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/illinois-va-home-loan-limit/
  2. VA Loan Information by State: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/va-loan-limit-maximum-va-loan-amount/