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Little Grand Canyon - Shawnee National Forest - Southern Illinois
Little Grand Canyon - Shawnee National Forest - Southern Illinois
Published: 2011/08/15
Channel: ShawneeHillsOutdoors
Experience The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail
Experience The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail
Published: 2016/04/15
Channel: Jason Pinkston
A taste of the land - The Shawnee Hills AVA
A taste of the land - The Shawnee Hills AVA
Published: 2013/01/11
Channel: Jason Pinkston
Southern Illinois Cabins Association - Shawnee National Forest & Shawnee Hills Wine Trail
Southern Illinois Cabins Association - Shawnee National Forest & Shawnee Hills Wine Trail
Published: 2013/11/19
Channel: southernillinoistv
Wine Tasting and Day Drinking on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail - Full Time RV Living
Wine Tasting and Day Drinking on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail - Full Time RV Living
Published: 2017/09/21
Channel: Fate Unbound
A Brief Guide to Illinois
A Brief Guide to Illinois' Shawnee Hills Wine Trail
Published: 2015/03/17
Channel: Richard Bangs
George Strait Check Yes or no cover by Shawnee Hills Band
George Strait Check Yes or no cover by Shawnee Hills Band
Published: 2013/08/22
Channel: Loveless Brothers
Shawnee Hills Recreation
Shawnee Hills Recreation
Published: 2010/08/30
Channel: BEcreativeVIDS
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O'Shaughnessy Dam Spillway in Shawnee Hills, Ohio
Published: 2017/03/20
Channel: Hawkeye Drones
Sonrise Bible Camp 2014 Shawnee Hills Baptist Church
Sonrise Bible Camp 2014 Shawnee Hills Baptist Church
Published: 2014/07/19
Channel: shbcwife
Lakefront Living Realty- Shawnee Hills
Lakefront Living Realty- Shawnee Hills
Published: 2017/11/13
Channel: Ohio's Source for Lake Homes-As seen on HGTV
Experience the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail
Experience the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail
Published: 2016/04/15
Channel: Jason Pinkston
Shawnee Hills Economical Developement
Shawnee Hills Economical Developement
Published: 2017/03/15
Channel: AeroPhlix Media
Finishing the wall in the workshop and where Shawnee HIlls came from V04 E18
Finishing the wall in the workshop and where Shawnee HIlls came from V04 E18
Published: 2017/02/08
Channel: SHAWИEE HILLS
Wildlife along the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail
Wildlife along the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail
Published: 2011/01/15
Channel: Jason Pinkston
Agent 99 live at the Shawnee Hills Festival
Agent 99 live at the Shawnee Hills Festival
Published: 2016/07/27
Channel: John Goebbel
Experience The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail (60 sec)
Experience The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail (60 sec)
Published: 2016/04/15
Channel: Jason Pinkston
Shawnee Hills Wine Trail
Shawnee Hills Wine Trail
Published: 2011/10/18
Channel: Jason Pinkston
Ohio Lakefront Spotlight: Shawnee Hills
Ohio Lakefront Spotlight: Shawnee Hills
Published: 2017/08/07
Channel: Justin Shelton
Drive Ya Home
Drive Ya Home
Published: 2015/10/26
Channel: Shawnee Hills Band - Topic
Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Arts Festival tv spot
Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Arts Festival tv spot
Published: 2009/12/02
Channel: Jason Pinkston
Shawnee Hills AVA
Shawnee Hills AVA
Published: 2011/01/07
Channel: Jason Pinkston
La Rue Pine Hills - Shawnee National Forest (60 Second Nature Series)
La Rue Pine Hills - Shawnee National Forest (60 Second Nature Series)
Published: 2015/05/04
Channel: Gary Marks
Shawnee Hills
Shawnee Hills
Published: 2015/03/08
Channel: CircleGGroup
Shawnee Hills H18
Shawnee Hills H18
Published: 2012/10/08
Channel: infotreedev
Shawnee Hills H2
Shawnee Hills H2
Published: 2012/10/08
Channel: infotreedev
Homes for Sale - 7100 Shawnee Hills Dr Madeira OH 45243 - Donna Ashmore-Tansy
Homes for Sale - 7100 Shawnee Hills Dr Madeira OH 45243 - Donna Ashmore-Tansy
Published: 2014/08/27
Channel: Comey Shepherd Real Estate Vidoes
Shawnee Hills Wine Trail "movie teaser"
Shawnee Hills Wine Trail "movie teaser"
Published: 2011/01/06
Channel: Jason Pinkston
Jerry Cox and His Shawnee Hills Boys  Friday You Said Goodbye  BRITE STAR 764
Jerry Cox and His Shawnee Hills Boys Friday You Said Goodbye BRITE STAR 764
Published: 2013/03/14
Channel: 53jaybop
Bistro Concept Plan - Village of Shawnee Hills
Bistro Concept Plan - Village of Shawnee Hills
Published: 2017/06/20
Channel: Joe Clase
Coming to Dublin/Powell/Shawnee Hills area
Coming to Dublin/Powell/Shawnee Hills area
Published: 2017/11/10
Channel: Avi Gabbay
Home For Sale: 12075 Shawnee Hills Rd,  Rolla, MO 65401 | CENTURY 21
Home For Sale: 12075 Shawnee Hills Rd, Rolla, MO 65401 | CENTURY 21
Published: 2017/11/11
Channel: Century 21 - MO
Jerry Cox and His Shawnee Hills Boys Friday You Said Goodbye BRITE STAR 764 A
Jerry Cox and His Shawnee Hills Boys Friday You Said Goodbye BRITE STAR 764 A
Published: 2016/05/18
Channel: 53jaybop
Welcome to the Shawnee Hills - First Narration Attempt
Welcome to the Shawnee Hills - First Narration Attempt
Published: 2012/05/07
Channel: ShawneeHillsOutdoors
Shawnee Hills Par3 H1
Shawnee Hills Par3 H1
Published: 2012/10/08
Channel: infotreedev
Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Arts Festival 2009
Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Arts Festival 2009
Published: 2009/02/25
Channel: friendsofmurphysboro
Essential Oils Where to Buy   Shawnee Hills, OH
Essential Oils Where to Buy Shawnee Hills, OH
Published: 2017/02/25
Channel: Michael Glatt
Shawnee Hills H4
Shawnee Hills H4
Published: 2012/10/08
Channel: infotreedev
Shawnee Hills Par3 H2
Shawnee Hills Par3 H2
Published: 2012/10/08
Channel: infotreedev
Shawnee Hills H5
Shawnee Hills H5
Published: 2012/10/08
Channel: infotreedev
Shawnee Hills H12
Shawnee Hills H12
Published: 2012/10/08
Channel: infotreedev
130 East Olentangy Dr, Shawnee Hills, OH 43065
130 East Olentangy Dr, Shawnee Hills, OH 43065
Published: 2017/01/06
Channel: NEOHvirtualtours
shawnee hills backyard chickens
shawnee hills backyard chickens
Published: 2014/08/11
Channel: Bella Awad
Shawnee Hills Walk in Tubs 614-707-7037
Shawnee Hills Walk in Tubs 614-707-7037
Published: 2014/09/26
Channel: ROWTAG SANI
Bankruptcy Lawyer Shawnee Hills CDP OH|(877) 541-9307|OH - Free Consultations
Bankruptcy Lawyer Shawnee Hills CDP OH|(877) 541-9307|OH - Free Consultations
Published: 2017/07/05
Channel: Connie Sargent
Shawnee Hills H6
Shawnee Hills H6
Published: 2012/10/08
Channel: infotreedev
Jerry Cox and His Shawnee Hills Boys  Tip The Bottle  BRITE STAR 764
Jerry Cox and His Shawnee Hills Boys Tip The Bottle BRITE STAR 764
Published: 2013/03/14
Channel: 53jaybop
Shawnee Hills H10
Shawnee Hills H10
Published: 2012/10/08
Channel: infotreedev
2014-04-26 P2V+ Shawnee Hills, OH
2014-04-26 P2V+ Shawnee Hills, OH
Published: 2014/04/26
Channel: Tom LaStrange
Shawnee Hills H13
Shawnee Hills H13
Published: 2012/10/08
Channel: infotreedev
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Garden of the Gods in the Shawnee National Forest

The Shawnee Hills is a region of southern Illinois that rests mainly in an east-west arc roughly following the outline of the southern end of the Illinois Basin. Whereas Mississippian and Pennsylvania Age rock layers are deep beneath the surface in central Illinois, these strata pierce the surface in southern Illinois. The Shawnee Hills are surface expressions of the more weather resistant limestone and sandstone layers.

Within the Shawnee Hills, limestone is extensively quarried from outcrops, while both north and south of the Shawnee Hills, coal is mined by surface techniques on shallow coal seams near the edges of the Illinois Basin and by deep mining techniques in the deeper parts of the Basin. Additionally, extensive faulting in and around the Shawnee Hills occurred due to deep tectonic activities and formed sites for deposition of fluorite, a mineral used for production of the element fluorine. At one time, about 80% of the world's fluorspar (the limestone ore containing fluorite) was mined near the towns of Rosiclare and Cave in Rock.

A large portion of the Shawnee Hills lies within the Shawnee National Forest;[1] one of the largest protected Federal forests in the United States. The beauty of the Shawnee Hills, the Shawnee National Forest, and the Ohio River Valley make the area a prime tourist destination.

The Shawnee Hills can be seen faintly from as far north as Vergennes. The westernmost portion of the hills rise south of Murphysboro and continue southward to Olive Branch. Large plains used for farmland separate the hills from the Mississippi River along Illinois Route 3, especially near the towns of Wolf Lake, Grand Tower and Ware. The Big Muddy River cuts through the hills south of Kinkaid Lake, making rocky cliffs that can be viewed by boat-ride down the river.

Though the Shawnee Hills are commonly called the "Illinois Ozarks" due to their similar topography and geology, they are generally not considered part of the true Ozarks, which begin just to the west across the Mississippi River floodplain in southeastern Missouri.

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Coordinates: 37°30′N 88°40′W / 37.500°N 88.667°W / 37.500; -88.667

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