Near St. Louis and less than 20 miles from Scott AFB is the village that’s “close to it all.” With a population of about 4,000, the Village of Caseyville offers the tranquility of a small town yet draws on the economic and social activity surrounding St. Louis and the Mississippi River.
Once little more than an outpost, Caseyville is now a growing community. The town first gained fame during the Civil War as the base for the 22nd Infantry Illinois Volunteers. Mustered into U.S. service in 1861, they would later fall under the direct command of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant himself during reconnaissance in Kentucky.
Caseyville today is a pleasant suburban community. The village has reasonable housing costs and low crime rates. Public schooling falls under Collinsville Community Unit School District No. 10. The public library offers a large collection of books, e-books, internet and computer access, and other community resources.
For more information, go to the village’s website at www.caseyville.org or call 618-344-1233.