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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

Things to do near Petersburg, IL

Illinois Oilfield Museum & Resource Center

One of only seven of its kind in the nation, the Illinois Oilfield Museum highlights an industry that revolutionized the coun...

Catherine V. Yost Museum

The Yost house was built in 1898 by Z. F. Yost. The museum portrays the life of an upper middle class family during the late ...

Panther Creek Country Club

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

Eagle Creek - Miniature Golf Course

Eagle Creek is an 18 hole miniature golf course located near the outdoor swimming pool. It is immaculately kept and challengi...

Jasper County Museum

The Jasper County Museum is located in the Newton Library with special sections that highlight two famous natives, actor, Bur...