400 South Lincoln Highway Rd Lerna, IL
Phone: (217) 345-1845
Lincoln Log Cabin Historic Site was the 1840s home of Thomas and Sarah Bush Lincoln, father and stepmother of Abraham Lincoln.
Located on the Coles County Fairgrounds 126 E St
Phone: (217) 348-0430
520 Jackson Ave.
Phone: (217) 348-0430
The tourism office is located on Charleston’s downtown square, which has been the site of the Coles County seat since 1835. Today the late 19th century Romanesque courthouse sits at the center of the square.
18175 State Park Rd.
Phone: (217) 345-6416
With miles of rugged, scenic hiking trails, playgrounds, picnic shelters, fishing, hunting, and camping, Fox Ridge State Park is the perfect place to get back to nature. Daily Hours: April 1- September 30, 7:30 am to 10:00 pm, October 1-March 31, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm. Located 8 miles south of Charleston on IL Highway 130.
Lake Charleston Phone: (217) 348-0430
Lake Charleston is located one mile south of Charleston on IL Highway 130. Lake Charleston covers 440 acres and has a fishing pier, gazebo, dock, boating, and pavilions. No wake in the entire reservoir. Hours: Open Daily, 6:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Charleston Country Club 8355 Country Club Rd. Phone: (217) 345-6603
The Charleston Country Club offers an 18-hole, 6,700 yard, par 72 golf course on 134 acres with distinct landscapes. Each golf season offers a full golf schedule with men's and women's leagues, tournaments, golf events for all ages, and a junior golf program. Adult and youth lessons are available.
Phone: (217) 345-2929
Charleston Speedway is a 3/8 mile semi-banked dirt oval. Races run on Saturday nights in April to September, featuring UMP Hornets, Street Stocks, and UMP Modifieds. The speedway is located three miles east of Charleston on IL Highway 16 between Charleston and Ashmore.
Bent Tree Golf Course
South 4th St. Lincoln Highway Rd. Phone: (217) 348-1611
The Bent Tree Golf Course is a public 18 hole golf course with both men’s and women’s leagues starting in May. Carts are available for rental and drinking is allowed on the premises although, you must bring your own as the club does not currently have a liquor license.
Surrounding Area: Charleston, Illinois is located 45 minutes from three medium-sized shopping/entertainment districts. To the north is Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, home of the University of Illinois; 30 minutes south is Effingham, Illinois; and to the east is Terre Haute, Indiana, home of Indiana State University. It is also three hours south of Chicago, Illinois, two hours northeast of St. Louis, Missouri, and two hours west of Indianapolis, Indiana.
Nightlife: The Charleston/Mattoon area is home to social and entertainment spots that cater to a variety of demographics. Most are located around Charleston square, which is within easy walking distance from campus. There are several local restaurants throughout town, as well as bowling at Charleston Lanes Bowling Alley. There is a 10 screen movie theater located midway between Charleston and Mattoon on Route 16 where students and local residents enjoy the low- cost of watching the latest movies.
Mark Twain Elementary School (Early Childhood, K)
Student population of about 200
*Parents can choose from a half day or a full day Kindergarten option.
1021 13th St; Charleston, IL 61920
Ashmore Elementary School (K, 1, 2, 3)
Student population of about 125
313 South Ohio Drive; Ashmore, IL 61912 (217) 349-3000
Carl Sandburg Elementary School (1, 2, 3)
Student population of about 570
1924 Reynolds Drive; Charleston, IL 61920
Jefferson Elementary School (4, 5, 6)
Student population of about 640
801 Jefferson St; Charleston, IL 61920
Charleston Middle School Student population of about 398 Average Class Size: 24
920 Smith Drive; Charleston, IL 61920
Charleston High School Student population of about 870 Average Class Size: 22.8
1615 Lincoln Avenue; Charleston, IL 61920
Immunizations- For more information on required immunizations, visit the following website:
Department of Human Services (DHS)
119 W. State St.
Charleston, IL 61920
Phone: (217) 345-2188
Sarah Bush Walk in Clinic Mattoon
114 Dettro Drive
Mattoon, IL 61938
Phone: (217) 238-3000
Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sarah Bush Walk in Clinic Charleston
2040 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Phone: (217) 345-2030
Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m