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Mercer County, Illinois VA Loan Information

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

Mercer County can be found on the northwestern edge of Illinois. The county was named for Hugh Mercer, who was a general during the American Revolution. Officially created on January 13, 1825, Mercer County was made from a portion of Pike County. The county possesses a rich history, which can be seen through its many historical sites. For the outdoor lovers, the Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge provides an excellent place to explore. Those with children and young adults will appreciate the strong school system in Mercer County. The total population of the county is 15,945, including a veteran population of 1,471.

History lovers will enjoy the many historical sites that can be found in Mercer County. The James S. Thompson House is a two-story house that was built in 1862. James S. Thompson, a successful businessman, built the home. The home features Italianate style and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. Other nationally registered historic places in Mercer County include the Gideon Ives House, the Mercer County Fairgrounds, and the Mercer County Courthouse.

The Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge is the perfect place for anyone who loves the outdoors. Home to a numerous diversity of wildlife, Port Louisa is an excellent location for exploring. The refuge is known for its large population of migratory birds. Made up of mostly wetlands, the Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge is a great place to go fishing. Bring your binoculars for a relaxing day of bird watching, or to just enjoy the beautiful landscape. For great boating and swimming opportunities, the shore of the Mississippi River is just a short drive away.

The schools of Mercer County work hard to make sure that all children receive an excellent education. You can trust that your child’s educational needs will be met at the schools of Mercer County. With a multitude of extracurricular activities to choose from, your child is sure to find something that interests them. Extracurricular activities offered include a scholastic bowl, cheerleading, football, baseball, and more! The band program of the Mercer County School District is excellent for emerging musicians.

The Veterans Affairs Department Office and several other veteran resources can be found in Mercer County. Be sure to take advantage of all the benefits offered to veterans living in Illinois. The median household income in Mercer County is $53,136, and the median housing cost is $98,100.

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Mercer County Property Search

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61262, 61465, 61264, 61263, 61466, 61469, 61272, 61231, 61276, 61437, 61281, 61476, 61279, 61442, 61486, 61412, 61417, 61260, 61259

For help finding a VA-approved property in Mercer County, contact VA Home Loan Centers.

Mercer County Condo Search

There are not currently any VA-approved condos located in Mercer County. VA Home Loan Centers can help you obtain condo approval on almost any condo!

VFW Posts

Post 1571 Mercer County Post
106 SW 3rd Ave
PO Box 125
Aledo, IL 61231
United States
Phone: (309) 582-7055

Meeting Location & Time
106 SW 3rd Ave
Aledo, IL 61231
United States
7:00 PM 3rd Tuesday

Quartermaster: George Baxa
Matthew Tracy

Post 2623 Viola Post
1709 14th Ave
Viola, IL 61486-9497
United States

Meeting Location & Time
1703 14th Ave
Viola, IL 61486-9497
United States
7:00 PM 3rd Thursday

Quartermaster: Donald Thorp
Erik Gerischer

Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in Mercer County

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


  1. Illinois VA Loan Information: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/illinois-va-home-loan-limit/
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