Welcome to Murphysboro, Illinois

Ask residents of beautiful Murphysboro why it's such a great town and you are likely to hear these responses: excellent schools, friendly residents, delicious barbeque, charming (affordable!) homes, and fantastic fishing and boating. With convenient access to metropolitan areas such as St. Louis, Missouri; Paducah, Kentucky; and Evansville, Indiana, Murphysboro is a quiet, comfortable place to live and the ideal place to locate and grow your business. Artists have found the community to be a welcoming environment for them to produce and market their work. Just eight miles from Southern Illinois University, surrounded by orchards and wineries and adjacent to the Shawnee National Forest, Murphysboro is a town that nurtures and sustains new businesses with its intelligent workforce and proactive civic/industrial partnerships.

Click here to suggest a link to information on a Murphysboro group, organization or business

QUESTIONS? -- Call us @ 1-800-336-5883


  • The City of Murphysboro has revised it's burn ordinance. Download a copy at