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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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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

Oakland Cemetary

The grave site of Ann Rutledge, Abraham Lincoln'

Petersburg, IL Cemeteries

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

WIll Rogers Theatre

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

Menard County Historical Museum

Housed in an 1890 Victorian building, the Menard County Museum contains documents, records, clothing and artifacts relating t...

Japan House

The Japan House and its gardens provide an important academic, cultural, and natural setting for promoting an understanding o...

Christian County Coal Mine Museum

The Christian County Coal Mine Museum features the history of and memorabilia pertaining to coal mining in Christian County. ...