Taking the title of the third oldest city in Illinois, Edwardsville stands out for its parks and recreation, historic buildings and places like the St. Louis Street, and the Edwardsville Art Center. As the County Seat of Madison County, Edwardsville is one of the largest cities in the county, with a population of just over 24,000. The city was incorporated in 1818, and was one of the first settlements in the area following the Louisiana Purchase. Historic buildings, including the county courthouse, give the area a unique look, and many buildings are in the National Register of Historic Places. With numerous parks the Watershed Nature Center, two high schools, and its own college, Edwardsville has a lot to offer for residents, and was named #3 of the Top 10 Towns for Family in 2010, making it one of the best places for families in the U.S.
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