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Historic Petersburg


category : Historic Districts
Surveyed by Abraham Lincoln in 1836, the Petersburg Historic District, which encompasses well over half of Petersburg, is included in the National Register of Historic Sites and has many outstanding examples of architecture styles.


Phone: 217-632-7363

Come visit us in Petersburg, Illinois

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Oakland Cemetary

The grave site of Ann Rutledge, Abraham Lincoln'

Petersburg, IL Cemeteries

Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site

This reconstructed 1830's village is where Lincoln lived for 6 yrs. as a young adult. Here is where he studied law and began politics. All 23 buildings have been reconstructed to give visitors a clearer understanding of Pioneer life.

Petersburg, IL Historic Sites


Things to do Historic Districts near Petersburg, IL

Charleston Historic District

Downtown Charleston includes historic courthouse and many historic homes listed on the Coles County Register for significant ...

Historic Route 66

Built in the 1920's, Route 66, also known as "The Mother Road," brought many people through Dwight on their way west looking ...

Historic Petersburg

Surveyed by Abraham Lincoln in 1836, the Petersburg Historic District, which encompasses well over half of Petersburg, is inc...

Oaklands's Historic Square

Visit Oakland's lovely New England-style square for a unique shopping experience....

Fairbury Downtown District

Fairbury's renovated downtown area features eateries, specialty shops, consignment and antiques. There is also a vintage-look...