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Forty Counties in the Region

Four State Regions

This map depicts the general four-state area and the counties where the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers converge, with the Wabash River also being a significant area for southern Illinois. These counties share similar heritage in “Little Egypt” as well as a rural culture similar to the one around Saline County.  Forty (40) counties make up the suggested region.  The following counties outlined are what is considered “regional”.  Some “border” counties to these may be included for consideration as long as all other criteria are met.

Southern Illinois Counties
Alexander
Edwards
Franklin
Gallatin
Hamilton
Hardin
Jackson
Jefferson
Johnson
Massac
Perry
Pope
Pulaski
Randolph
Saline
Union
Wabash
Washington
Wayne
White
Williamson

Southwestern Indiana Counties
Gibson
Posey

Western Kentucky Counties
Ballard
Caldwell
Carlisle
Crittenden
Henderson
Livingston
Lyon
Marshall
McCracken
Union
Webster

Southeastern Missouri Counties
Cape Girardeau
Mississippi
New Madrid
Perry
Scott
Ste. Genevieve