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Petersburg, Illinois

  • Oakland Cemetary

    The grave site of Ann Rutledge, Abraham Lincoln's first sweetheart, lies in Oakland Cemetary. Her tombstone bears an inscription written by Edgar Lee Masters, who is buried nearby....
    Oakland Cemetary
  • Rosehill Cemetery

    Rosehill Cemetery contains the grave of mayor B.F. Stevenson, founder of the G.A.R. Other notable graves are of Peter Lukins for whom Petersburg was named, and Dr. John Allen and Samuel Hill, noted fi...
    Rosehill Cemetery

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Oakland Cemetary

The grave site of Ann Rutledge, Abraham Lincoln'

Petersburg, IL Cemeteries



Historic Petersburg

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

Petersburg, IL Historic Districts

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 near Petersburg, IL

Watseka Union Depot

The Watseka Union Depot is now the home to railroad memorabilia displays....

Litchfield Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

Independence Pioneer Village

Visit this log home village from the early 1800's, including a blacksmith shop, church and schoolhouse....

Oakland Cemetary

The grave site of Ann Rutledge, Abraham Lincoln's first sweetheart, lies in Oakland Cemetary. Her tombstone bears an inscript...

Prairie Creek Library

The Prairie Creek Library was built in 1896 as a carriage house and later transformed into a treatment and recreation buildin...