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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



Edgar Lee Masters Memorial Museum

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

Petersburg, IL Museums

Things to do near Petersburg, IL

Shagbark Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Bryant Cottage State Historic Site

An 1856 cottage where tradition says Abraham Lincoln and his rival Stephen Douglas discussed their upcoming debates. A visit ...

Lake Of The Woods Golf Club -Lake Of The Woods

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

Fox Valley Winery

Come experience one of Illinois' premier boutique wineries. A unique experience, where you can sample our wines and judge for...