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Hancock County, Illinois VA Loan Information

hancock county2021 $0 down, VA home loan limit for Hancock County is $548,250.

Located on the western edge of Illinois, Hancock County provides a great location for those looking to kick back and relax. Formed from a portion of Pike County, Hancock County was officially created on January 13, 1825. The county was named after one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, John Hancock. Hancock County boasts an excellent school system and rich history. The county has a slew of buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Hancock County hosts several exciting events throughout the year, including sporting events and festivals. The total population is 18,564, including a veteran population of 1,750.

For a nice day outside, there are several great recreation areas in Hancock County. The Jaycee Park provides several picnic shelters and playground areas, excellent for those family and friend gatherings. Jaycee Park even features a nine-hole golf course for those avid golfers. Another great place to spend the day outdoors is the Joe Grate Sports Complex. Tennis courts, lighted baseball fields, and batting cages are just a few of the features of the Joe Grate Sports Complex. Other recreation areas in Hancock County include the Carthage Swimming Pool, Carthage Family Fitness, and WOW Park.

Carthage Lake is a popular spot for the Hancock County locals. With its striking views and cool waters, Carthage Lake is the perfect place to appreciate nature. If you are a fan of fishing, then you will appreciate the many different species of fish that make their home in Carthage Lake. There are also several trails around Carthage Lake that are excellent for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. If you have a boat, then you will appreciate the convenient boat ramps located all along the lake.

There are many different clubs in Hancock County. You are sure to find the club that fits your interests, exactly! The Gun Club is a great community for gun owners. The Gun Club has its own shooting range and even offers classes. The Hancock County Saddle Club is great for those wanting to improve their horseback riding skills. The Hancock County Saddle Club has a stable with many friendly horses.

Be sure to stop by one or all of the major events held in Hancock County each year! Hancock County has a huge July 4th Celebration, featuring excellent food, fun games, and live entertainment. The July 4th Celebration ends with a large parade! Another exciting event held in Hancock County is the Christmas Open House. At the Christmas Open House, merchants offer food for free tasting. There are also carriage rides, musical acts, and carolers that appear at the Christmas Open House.

Veterans living in Illinois are offered many benefits, including health care, employment assistance, property tax exemption eligibility, and more. The median housing cost in Hancock County is $81,600, and the median household income is $43,925.

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Hancock County Property Search

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Hancock County Condo Search

There are not currently any VA-approved condos located in Hancock County. Let VA Home Loan Centers help you obtain VA condo approval.

VFW Posts

Post 5117 Hancock County Post
29 N Madison St
Carthage, IL 62321
United States
Phone: (217) 357-2210

Meeting Location & Time
29 N Madison St
Carthage, IL 62321-1326
United States
7:00 PM 2nd Monday

Quartermaster: Orville Deshong
Robert Hubbard

Post 5256 Hamilton Post
1680 Keokuk St
Hamilton, IL 62341
United States
Phone: (217) 847-3382

Meeting Location & Time
1680 Keokuk St
Hamilton, IL 62341-1140
United States
6:00 p.m. 2nd Monday

Quartermaster: Eric Mcneill
Morgan Dever

Post 9802 Warsaw Memorial Post
226 Main St
Warsaw, IL 62379
United States
Phone: (217) 256-3533

Meeting Location & Time
226 Main St
Warsaw, IL 62379-1243
United States
6:00 PM 3rd Monday

Quartermaster: Robin Satterly
James Egley

Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in Hancock 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/