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Carthage Infrastructure

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Carthage is easily accessible by local highways. In 2006 a four-lane highway was completed that connects Carthage with points south and east and makes travel to and from our area even easier and faster. This four-lane highway extends from Quincy to Macomb. An easy thirty-minute drive will take you to local airports providing daily commercial air service or municipal airports to house private planes. River barge traffic on the Mississippi can be accessed in nearby ports.

Map of Carthage with Highway 336

Download the full map in PDF Format

Commercial airports – daily flights available

Quincy Municipal Baldwin Field Airport
Quincy, Illinois
Travel Time: about 45 minutes

Southwest Iowa Regional Airport
Burlington, Iowa
Travel Time: about 60 minutes

Public Airports - Private Plane Facilities

Keokuk Municipal Airport (EOK)
Keokuk, Iowa
Travel Time: about 30 minutes

Macomb Municipal Airport (MQB)
Macomb, Illinois
Travel Time: about 30 minutes


Amtrak passenger rail service is available at nearby Macomb, Illinois, and provides a quick, comfortable trip to Chicago.

River Barge Service

Available nearby - Travel Time: 30 minutes

Travel Distances to major cities

Atlanta:870 miles
Chicago:270 miles
Kansas City:270 miles
Los Angeles:2,000 miles
Memphis:450 miles
Minneapolis:460 miles
New York:1,060 miles
St. Louis:170 miles
Seattle:2,085 miles


Carthage LakeCarthage Lake supplies the City of Carthage with water.


Water Supplier:Municipal
Water Source:Lake
Storage Capacity:480,000 gallons
Treatment Capacity:720,000 gallons
Average Daily Consumption:296,000 gallons
Peak Daily Demand:350,000 gallons
Excess Capacity:370,000 gallons*

*Additional water can be made available, if needed

Contact: (217) 357-2398

Waste Water TreatmentWater Treatment Plant

Primary Treatment Process:Aerated Lagoon
Treatment Capacity:1,000,000 gallons
Present Load:350,000 gallons
Excess Capacity:650,000 gallons

Contact: (217) 357-2398 
(City Water and Sewer Services provided by Test, Inc.)

Natural Gas

Nicor Gas
Nicor Gas 
(800) 252-0883


WIEC Building
Western Illinois Electrical Coop
524 N. Madison Street
(217) 357-3125

Ameren CIPS
(888) 789-2477


Local Telephone

Frontier Communications
(800) 921-8102


Zoning map

Printable version of the map in PDF Format

Zoning Districts

A-1Agricultural District
R-1One-Family Dwelling District
R-2One-Family Dwelling District
R-3One-Family Dwelling District
R-4Multiple-Family Dwelling District
R-5Mobile Home Dwelling District
B-1Neighborhood Business District
B-2Central Business District
B-3Highway Business District
I-1Light Industrial District
I-2General Industrial District
S-1Flood Plain and Drainageway District
S-2Slope District
S-3Airport District
S-4Historic Buildings District




Internet Service Providers

Several internet service providers make Carthage well connected to the world.


Adams Networks
P.O. Box 99
Golden, IL 62339
(217) 696-4455


Mediacom Cable
1206 High Street
Keokuk, IA 52632
(800) 332-0245


McDonough Telephone Coop
210 N Coal
Colchester, IL  62326
(309) 776-3211 or
(888) 640-4334



(800) 921-8102