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University of Illinois Extension serving Clay, Effingham, Fayette and Jasper Counties

Main Office (Effingham County)
Photo of Effingham Office
1209 Wenthe Drive
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-347-7773
FAX: 217-347-7775
Email:uie-cefj@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Clay County)
Photo of Flora Office
223 W Railroad St
Flora, IL 62839
Phone: 618-662-3124
FAX: 618-662-3191
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Branch Office (Fayette County)
Photo of Vandalia Office
118 N. Sixth Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
Phone: 618-283-2753
FAX: 618-283-4932
Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Branch Office (Jasper County)
Photo of Newton Office
1401 Clayton
Newton, IL 62448
Phone: 618-783-2521
FAX: 618-783-2232
Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Find Us

Clay/Effingham/Fayette/Jasper Unit (Main Office)


From Chicago–I-57 South / Indianapolis–I-70 West

Take Exit 160: Turn left at stoplight, go over the bridge. At the first stoplight turn left on Evergreen Avenue. Go past the car wash and Bauer's Funeral Home. Turn left on Wenthe Drive. The Extension office is the last building on the left next to the interstate.

From St. Louis–I-70 East / Memphis–I-57 North

Take Exit 160: Go through the stoplight across both lanes of Keller Drive, onto Evergreen Avenue. Go past the car wash and Bauer's Funeral Home. Turn left on Wenthe Drive. The Extension office is the last building on the left next to the interstate.

From Route 33

Follow 33 (S. Willow) to first set of stoplights past railroad tracks. Turn left onto Evergreen Ave. Turn right onto Wenthe Dr. (street before car wash and funeral home). The Extension office is the last building on the left next to the interstate.


Clay County Office


From the south on Rt. 45, turn left on Old Rt. 50/W. North Ave. Follow North Avenue through downtown Flora, and turn into the parking lot of the Historic Depot (across from Hucks gas station) immediately before Railroad Street.

From the north on Rt. 45, turn left on Rt. 50/Rt. 45. Turn right (south) on N. State Rd. Turn left on E. North Ave., and turn right on W. Railroad Street. Historic Depot is directly across the street from Hucks gas station.

From the east on Rt. 50, turn right (south) on N. State Rd. Turn left on E. North Ave., and turn right on W. Railroad Street. Historic Depot is directly across the street from Hucks gas station.

From the west on Rt. 50, turn left (south) on N. State Rd. Turn left on E. North Ave., and turn right on W. Railroad Street. Historic Depot is directly across the street from Hucks gas station.


Jasper County Office


The Newton office is located at 1401 Clayton, just southeast of the Newton IGA.

Coming to Newton from the east or west, use IL Rte 33 and turn south on IL Rte 130 at the northeast corner of the city square. Proceed approximately one-half mile south past the Newton IGA and turn left onto Clayton and go to the third driveway on the left and you are there.

Coming to Newton from the north or south, use IL Rte 130.

  • If coming from the south, use the Norris Electric Coop headquarters as a landmark. Clayton is approximately 1/4 mile north on the right. Turn right on Clayton and proceed to the third drive on the left.
  • Coming from the north, follow IL Rte. 130 through town and use the Newton IGA as a landmark. Clayton is approximately 1/8 mile south of the IGA. Turn left onto Clayton and proceed to the third drive to the left.

Fayette County Office


From I-57 / 70 W

  1. Take 57 South to 70 West (at Effingham).
  2. Take 70 West to the Vandalia Exit 63.
  3. Turn Left (South) onto Kennedy.
  4. Continue on Kennedy to Randolph Street, about 1 mile.
  5. Turn Right (West) onto Randolph Street.
  6. Go 1 1/2 Blocks to 6th Street.
  7. Turn Left on 6th Street. We are the first building on the left. (Before the RR tracks).
  8. You may park in front of the building, in the Eagles parking lot next door, or the lot behind the building.

From I-70 E

  1. Take 70 East to Vandalia Exit 61
  2. Turn Right (South) on Randolph Street
  3. Turn Right on 6th Street.
  4. We are the first building on the left (Before the RR tracks)
  5. You may park in front of the building, in the Eagles parking lot next door or in the lot behind the building.

Clay/Effingham/Fayette/Jasper Unit