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Petersburg, Illinois

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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

Charleston Country Club

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

"The Last Stop" - Lincoln Sculpture

The world's only statue of Abe Lincoln and a pig. The sculpture commemorates Lincoln's bemused request for a "writ of quietus...

Steven's Creek Golf Course

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Vermilion County Museum

Vermilion County Museum is a new building which is a replica of the 1833 county courthouse where Lincoln practiced law from 1...

Little White Schoolhouse Museum

Constructed in 1854 as a church, this Greek Revival building also served as a school house for nearly 50 years. A later addit...