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Jackson County, Illinois VA Loan Information

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

Home partly to two national protected areas, Jackson County provides beautiful sights and a multitude of opportunities for outdoor activities. Jackson County is located in the southern region of Illinois and is home to several different waterways, great for fishing and boating. The county was created from a portion of Randolph County on January 10, 1816, and was named for the former President of the United States, Andrew Jackson. The county has a strong educational system that includes the Southern Illinois University. The total population is 59,677, including a veteran population of 4,349.

The Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge is partly located in Jackson County and provides an excellent area for exploration. Crab Orchard is home to around 700 species of plants, 245 species of birds, 33 species of mammals, and 44 species of reptiles. The Shawnee National Forest is one of the largest forests in Illinois and is partly located in Jackson County. Go to the Shawnee National Forest to see some of the most beautiful landmarks in Jackson County. Both of these natural areas are great places for hiking and camping. Be sure to bring your camera to capture all of the beautiful things you are sure to see.

Jackson County is located in proximity to several major waterways, including the Mississippi River and the Big Muddy River. The Big Muddy River is known for its muddy coloring, but also provides great views of the surrounding forest. The Big Muddy River is a great place to take out your boat! One of the best places for fishing in Illinois is the Mississippi River. Home to many different species of fish, the Mississippi River is great for fishers of all skill sets. Other activities frequently enjoyed in the waterways of Jackson County are jet skiing, rafting, canoeing, and much more!

Those with children will appreciate the thriving educational system in Jackson County. With its many educational resources and afterschool programs, your child is assured a great education. If you are looking to continue your education, be sure to consider Southern Illinois University. Southern Illinois University offers around 200 undergraduate degrees, so you are sure to find the perfect major for you! Southern Illinois University also has over 60 master’s degrees programs and 30 doctoral degree programs. Veterans interested in continuing their education should take advantage of their GI Bill benefits.

The Illinois Department of Affairs is an excellent resource for veterans living in Jackson County. Veterans living in Illinois are entitled to many benefits, including property tax relief eligibility. The median housing cost in Jackson County is $100,600, and the median household income is $33,479.

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Jackson County Property Search

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For help finding a VA-approved property in Jackson County, call VA Home Loan Centers at 888-573-4496.

Jackson County Condo Search

Currently, there are not any VA-approved condos located in Jackson County. Click here to see how easy it is to get your condo approved!

VFW Posts

Post 2605 Teeter-Carter-Watson Post
PO Box 1113
Carbondale, IL 62903
United States
Phone: N/A

Meeting Location & Time
200 S Illinois Ave
Carbondale, IL 62901
United States
7:00 PM 2nd Wednesday

Quartermaster: Andrew Polovich
David Caldwell

Post 7190 Jackson County Post
PO Box 488
Murphysboro, IL 62966
United States
Phone: (618) 684-2311

Meeting Location & Time
108 S 10th St
Murphysboro, IL 62966
United States
7:00 pm 2nd Monday

Quartermaster: Allen Lawless
Jesse Elder

Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in Jackson 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/