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category : Historic Sites
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


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


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


Things to do Historic Sites near Effingham, IL

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 ...

Lincoln Christening Scene

Lincoln, Illinois is only city named for Abraham Lincoln before he became president. He was present and christened it on the ...

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...

Salt Kettle Rest Area

The Salt Kettle Rest Area is accessible from the westbound lands of I-74 between Danville and Oakwood. The grounds are near t...