Welcome to Williamson County
Fast growing Williamson County in Southern Illinois beckons travelers and visitors as a regional destination for high quality outdoor recreation, sports events, cultural attractions, family entertainment and hospitality. Long known as the 'Goose Capital' of the world for our outstanding geese hunting, today visitors also come from throughout the Midwest to explore our renown lakes and natural areas. Enjoy our high quality athletic activities and year-round special events, discover our history and attractive shopping and unwind at one of our 100+ restaurants, area wineries and 24 hotels, motels, cabins and bed and breakfasts.
Located at the intersection of Interstates 24, 57 and Illinois Route 13. Williamson County is home to the largest collection of shopping, lodging, wineries and eating establishments in Southern Illinois. Numerous nearby tourist attractions include Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, Shawnee National Forest and Shawnee Hills Wine Trail.