The Village of DeSoto Board of Trustees welcomes you to our website.  We hope that you find it helpful.  After you explore the site, please contact us if you have questions or comments.

Located in Jackson County, the Village of DeSoto is a small, Southern Illinois town with an approximate population of 1,600.  DeSoto is known for its friendly people and home town atmosphere.

We are fortunate to be located in an area that provides many diverse attractions and opportunities within a short driving distance.  DeSoto is six miles from Carbondale, Illinois and Southern Illinois University, seven miles from the Jackson County Courthouse in Murphysboro, Illinois, and approximately 16 miles from John A. Logan Community College.  Rend Lake, located to the north east, Kinkaid Lake located to the west, Crab Orchard Lake to the south east, and Cedar Creek Lake to the south west surround DeSoto with boating, fishing, camping, and other outdoor recreational activities.  Lake Murphysboro, Pyramid, Heron Pond, Giant City, and Fern Cliffe are all Illinois State Parks near us. There are several golf courses within a 20 mile radius of DeSoto.  Our own DeSoto Daze is only one of the many annual festivals and fairs within easy driving distance in the area.

We have two parks for the enjoyment of the people of DeSoto and visitors to our community.  The DeSoto Community Park offers facilities for baseball, softball, and large group gatherings.  Small group picnic shelters, basketball courts, and a playground are also available.  The Senior Citizens’ Park (so named in honor of the many people who have contributed to the betterment of the community) offers a place to relax and visit with friends ½ block from downtown businesses.

Our lovely little town is home to a recently completed Veteran’s Memorial site, our K – 8 school, four churches, many clubs and organizations, restaurants, and various other businesses.  We invite you to visit us and experience the “home town” atmosphere of DeSoto, Illinois.

The Village of DeSoto Board of Trustees
John Evans, Board President
210 West Lincoln Street
DeSoto, IL 62924
(618) 867-2315, phone
(618) 867-2696, fax



Wednesday, May 24, 2017