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    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 Cathol...
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Indian Treaty Site

A marker commemorates where two important trails intersected on the prairie - Detroit to St Louis and Peoria to Terre Haute. In 1765

Paris, IL Historic Sites

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

Edgar County Historical Society

Compare pioneer and Victorian lifestyle when you visit the log cabin and brick Italianate home. An exhibition gallery and program space in an adjacent building features rotating exhibits of the society'

Paris, IL Museums

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

Lincoln Depot

Three months after his election in November 1860, Abraham Lincoln left Springfield for Washington, D.C. to become the 16th Pr...

Rogala Public Links

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Ironhorse Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

William M. Staerkel Planetarium

The William M. Staerkel Planetarium is the second largest planetarium in Illinois. It uses a Zeiss Star Projector to project ...