Crab Orchard, Illinois

Crab Orchard is an unincorporated census-designated place east of Marion in Williamson County, Illinois located along an old route of Illinois Route 13 now designated Crab Orchard Road. The upper branches of Crab Orchard Creek which eventually feed into Crab Orchard Lake flow nearby and gave the community its name. For a brief time during the Civil War, it was known as Erwinsville, which is the name in the original plat of the village. In its early days it had the nickname “Steal-Easy.” The Crab Orchard post office was established 18 August 1853 and discontinued operations 15 May 1924. It’s now served by the Marion post office.[1] As of the 2010 census, Crab Orchard has a population of 333.[2] Crab Orchard has an area of 1.430 square miles (3.70 km2); 1.395 square miles (3.61 km2) of this is land, and 0.035 square miles (0.091 km2) is water. (Information provided by From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Crab Orchard Businesses

Country Creations Antiques Hide-Away

Shawnee Dreams Photography and Framing

Galloway Construction


Google Maps

Crab Orchard Library District


Williamson County Fire Protection District. Station #3

Coal Valley Water District

School District

Adams School in Creal Springs

Crab Orchard Community Unit School District #3

John A. Logan College