Lifestyle and recreational activities
In terms of entertainment there’s something for everyone in Crawford County. Quail Creek Country Club, the Wabash River, Oil Field Museum, Fife Opera House and Hutson Memorial Village are just a few of the many incredible popular attractions located here. There are also numerous annual local celebrations including Pioneer City Rodeo, Labor Day Festival and Flat Rock Homecoming.
Crawford County was formed in 1816 and named in honor of William H. Crawford, a senator from Georgia. At one point it encompassed one third of the state, but was reduced to its current size in 1831. Palestine was designated as the county seat in 1818. In 1843, a site which later became Robinson, IL was chosen as the new county seat. Robinson was the home of well-known author James Jones and is the birthplace of the Heath Candy Bar.
Southeastern Illinois is classified as having humid subtropical weather with mild winters and hot summers. Robinson, IL receives an average of 44 inches of rain and 11 inches of snow each year with measurable precipitation falling on 74 days out of the year. The sun shines 201 days out of the year annually.
Robinson, Illinois offers exceptional services and facilities. Community Unit School District #2 operates four K-12 schools, while Lincoln Trail College provides a variety of educational opportunities on its 120-acre campus. Crawford Memorial Hospital features state-of-the-art healthcare as well as emergency services. Economically strong, Fortune 500 companies such as Marathon Petroleum Company, Hershey Chocolate USA and Sana Sealing Products Corporation all do business here.