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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

Edgar Lee Masters Memorial Museum

In memory of American poet, Edgar Lee Masters, author of, "The Spoon River Anthology"

Petersburg, IL Museums

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

Oakland Cemetary

The grave site of Ann Rutledge, Abraham Lincoln'

Petersburg, IL Cemeteries

Things to do near Petersburg, IL

Bunn Golf Course

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

Sullivan Country Club

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

Vachel Lindsay Home

The 1879 birthplace of the native Springfield poet/artist, this house remained Lindsay's only home until his death there in 1...

WIll Rogers Theatre

An Art Deco style movie theatre named after the famous entertainer. Current films are shown in a comfortable, fun atmosphere...

Grand Army of The Republic Memorial Museum

A cornucopia of Civil War memorabilia, including "Tinytype" by Civil War photographer Matthew Brandy is exhibited in the Gran...