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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.


Address: Route 40
Phone: 217-849-3188

Come visit us in Effingham, Illinois

Attractions and Upcoming Events

My Garage R&D Center / Corvette Museum

My Garage R&D Center showcases classic and one-of-a-kind corvettes, including Indy pace cars, racing machines, the last C-4 and the first 21st Century model, displayed in a unique 1950

Effingham, IL Museums

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

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



Things to do Historic Sites near Effingham, IL

Postville Courthouse State Historic Site

The Postville Courthouse State Historic Site is a reproduction of the first Logan County courthouse used from 1840-1847, whic...

Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site

The Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site is the last home of Thomas and Sarah Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln's parents. It shares ...

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 ...

Historic Danville Stadium

Built in 1946 as part of the Brooklyn Dodgers farm system, it serves as the home field for high school, American Legion, and ...