Roads and Highways


 
Calhoun County, located in west central Illinois,  is a long peninsula formed by  the Illinois River to the east and the Mississippi River to the west. The county is approximately  37 miles  long,  approximately 17 miles wide at it's widest part, the  northern end,  and  as little as 4 miles wide at it's narrowest part. 
Access to the county may be accomplished at five river ports of entry, the Winfield Ferry, the Golden Eagle Ferry and the Brussels Ferry, each located at the south end of the county, and the Joe Page Bridge, Hardin, and the Kampsville Ferry at the northern end of the county. Two major roads, Highway route 96 and Highway route 100, enter  the county directly from the north. The Mississippi River Road and the Illinois River Road, each county roads, extend southward from routes 96 and 100 eventually to  meet giving the traveler a pleasant perimeter drive.