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North Arm

North Arm is the oldest continuously operating Catholic church in the Springfield diocese. Founded in 1817 by 17 families from Kentucky, the journey was blessed by Fr. Theodore Badin, the first Catholic priest ordained in the U.S. The current church was built in 1901

Paris, IL Historic Churches



English Farm

As you drive by this farm, your eye is drawn upward to a towering brick structure near the modern brick home. The building, erected around 1913

Paris, IL Historic Buildings

Grave Of Sarah Hanks Varnell

Abraham Lincoln's aunt was buried in Ogden County cemetary in 1876

Paris, IL Cemeteries

Things to do near Paris, IL

Lamon House

The 1840's Lamon House is believed to be the oldest frame residence in the area. It was constructed by Joseph Lamon, cousin o...

The Farm

Twenty-three theme gardens, rustic shop in barn featuring herbal gifts and supplies, group tours, picnics and hayrides and gr...

The Illiana Genealogical & Historical Society

The Illiana Genealogical & Historical Society was incorporated in 1964, becoming the first genealogical society in Illinois. ...

Iroquois County Historical Society Museum

The old oourthouse musuem houses numerous exhibits and collections of natural and cultural objects reflecting the distinctive...