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Effingham, Illinois

  • National Road

    Commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson, the national Road is the first interstate highway. It created a conduit for pioneers seeking a new life in a pristine world....
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Sculpture on the Avenue

Twenty-six pieces of outdoor sculpture by Midwest artists are exhibited on the Avenues of downtown Effingham. The exhibit changes each July 1. There are several permanent pieces, but about 20

Effingham, IL Arts


Effingham County Courthouse

The current Effingham County Courthouse was built in 1871 after Effingham was named the county seat. An earlier 1850's courthouse had been on the site. The courhouse retains a pristine exterior and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Effingham, IL Historic Courthouses


Things to do near Effingham, IL

Under the Prairie Frontier Archaeological Museum

The Under the Prairie Frontier Archaeological Museum has displays of hundreds of authentic artifacts from the frontier period...

Depot Museum

The Depot Museum is operated by the Danville Junction Chapter of the Railway Historical Society. The Museum honors the railro...

Edwards Place

In 1913, Edwards Place was deeded to the Springfield Art Association which now extends into the adjoining complex housing an ...

Watseka Union Depot

The Watseka Union Depot is now the home to railroad memorabilia displays....

Lincoln Elks Golf Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...