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Jefferson County, Illinois VA Loan Information

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

If you are looking for a place with a laid-back attitude and all the excitement of a large city, come to Jefferson County. If you love the outdoors, then you will have no problem finding a beautiful spot to spend the day. Both those with children and those looking to continue their education will find great schools and educational resources. Located in south Illinois, Jefferson County was made from portions of White, Edwards, and Franklin Counties in 1819. The county was named after Thomas Jefferson. The total population of the county is 38,534, including a veteran population of 3,407.

There are several excellent locations in Jefferson County to enjoy the outdoors. Visit the Wayne Fitzgerrell State Recreation Area to see some of the diverse wildlife that make their homes in Jefferson County. There is a part of Wayne Fitzgerrell that allows for the hunting of deer, pheasants, rabbits, and more. If you are an avid fisher, then you will enjoy the many species of fish that can be found in Rend Lake. Crappie, largemouth bass, and channel catfish are just a few of the fish that you will find in Rend Lake. Bring your camping supplies to Wayne Fitzgerrell State Recreation Area for the perfect place to spend a weekend camping trip.

Those interested in continuing their education should consider one of the great colleges in Jefferson County. Rend Lake College is a community college that offers several certificates, associate degrees, and transferrable credits. There are also many clubs and athletic teams at Rend Lake College. Southern Illinois University offers Bachelor’s degrees in many different areas, including business, agriculture, law, and many more. Jefferson County has a strong school district and many educational resources for both children and adults. Veterans interested in returning to school may be eligible for the GI Bill benefit.

Jefferson County hosts many fun cultural events throughout the year. Market Days is a large open-air market that occurs each Saturday from April to October. Come to Market Days to find the best prices on the most interesting items. The Cedarhurst Craft Fair provides arts and crafts tables and delicious food. These festivals are excellent places to see the strong sense of community felt in Jefferson County.

Join the community of Jefferson County for its yearly celebration of Veteran’s Day. There are many veteran resources located in the county. Property tax exemption eligibility is just one of the many benefits offered to veterans living in Illinois. The median housing cost in Jefferson County is $86,300, and the median household income is $42,981.

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VFW Posts

Post 1376 Vernois Post
PO Box 1562
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
United States
Phone: (618) 204-6923

Meeting Location & Time
102 S 17th
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
United States
7:00 PM 2nd Tuesday

Quartermaster: Jerry Lee
Tony Mays

Post 9233 Mt Vernon Memorial Post
3 Fairway Dr
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
United States
Phone: (618) 242-9222

Meeting Location & Time
102 S 17th St
Mount Vernon, IL 62864-2909
United States
7:00 PM 3rd Thursday

Quartermaster: Larry Long Croteau
Jerome Brown

Post 9153 Waltonville Memorial Post
412 N Broadway St
Waltonville, IL 62894
United States
Phone: (618) 279-7259

Meeting Location & Time
PO Box 54 412 N Broadway
Waltonville, IL 62894-0054
United States
7:00 PM 3rd Wednesday

Quartermaster: Randy Ratajczyk
Charles Ksycki

Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in Jefferson 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/