About PetersburgPetersburg was laid out next to the Sangamon River by a surveyor hired by George Warburton and Peter Lukins in 1833. John Taylor and Hezekiah King bought the town and hired Abraham Lincoln to resurvey the site in 1836. Many New Salem residents moved to Petersburg after it was made the seat of Menard County in 1839.
The grave of Ann Rutledge, an early acquaintance of Abraham Lincoln, is in Oakland Cemetery at the edge of town. Nearby is the grave of Edgar Lee Masters, author of “Spoon River Anthology.” His home at Eighth and Jackson streets is open for tours by appointment; phone (217) 415-4378. Artifacts, documents and mementos of Menard County's past are on display at Menard County Historical Museum, Seventh and Jackson streets.
Visitor Centers Petersburg Chamber of Commerce 122 S. 6th St. Petersburg, IL 62675. Phone:(217)415-4378
Things to Do Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site
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