Relocation Information for Thomson Prison Employees


New Hires and Transferring Employees for the AUSP Thomson Prison:
Looking for a Community to Call Home?


Lanark, Illinois is a charming, peaceful, and friendly rural community in Carroll County. Come and see our tree-lined streets, historic, picturesque business district and magnificent old and new homes. Located 21 miles (25 minutes) northeast of the Thomson Prison in Thomson IL, Lanark is a perfect distance to commute. lanark-thomson-map


More Reasons to Choose Lanark as Your New Hometown:

Health, Safety and Well-being

Medical, Eye & Dental Clinics in Town
Very Low Crime Rate
Crime Stoppers & Neighborhood Watch
Fitness Center
Safe Route to School Plan


Eastland School District 308 is One of the Best
Schools in the Region
Low Student-to-Teacher Ratio
Excellent Extracurricular and Sports Programs
with Many State Titles
Two Community Colleges Within 30 minutes

Business & Economy

Low Cost of Living
Low Property Taxes
Broadband Internet Access
Lanark Area Community Foundation
Grocery Store

Clubs & Organizations

Lions Club
Lanark Community Club
Lanark Women’s Club
Six Churches – Eastland Council of Churches
Friends of the Lanark Public Library
Living Lanark MAPPING Committee
Lanark Chamber of Commerce
VFW & American Legion


City Park
Summer League Baseball/Softball
Mississippi Palisades State Park – 15 Minutes
Golf Courses —Two Within 10 Minutes –
Ten Within 30 Minutes
Playhouse Theatre—10 Minutes
Community Events
Lake Carroll—Five Miles
Fishing & Hunting Nearby


To find homes, properties, realtors, and landlord please see our Housing and Property Page