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Petersburg, Illinois

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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


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

Harkey House

The Harkey House is a home furnished with memorabilia of early Montgomery County. Montgomery County Historical Society. ...

Oak Glen Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Burial Site of "Kay" The Circus Elephant

See the grave and marker of "Kay" of Carson and Barnes Circus and Al G. Kelly and Miller Bros. Circus who died Oct. 21, 1994....

National Road Covered Bridge

The Embarras River near Greenup was the site of a covered bridge built by Abe and Thomas Lincoln and Dennis Hanks. The origin...

Rockome Gardens, LLC

Take a step back to a simpler time as you experience a village that includes an ice cream shop, bakery and unique shops. The ...