Cholera Cross


1 Mile S. of Old Hwy 50 on Germantown Rd. Breese IL 62230 Clinton
1 Mile S. of Old Hwy 50 on Germantown Rd. Breese IL 62230

The original wooden cross was erected in 1850 by a farmer in thanksgiving for his family being spared during a cholera epidemic. Subsequent owners of the property have repaired and replaced it.

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690 7th St. Carlyle IL 62231 Clinton 0 mi
618-594-4042618-594-4042
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1/2 Mile S. of Old Hwy. 50 on Bartelso Rd. Beckemeyer IL 62219 Clinton 0 mi
618-227-8839618-227-8839

Apples are for sale from the orchard in September and October.

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496 N. Second St. Breese IL 62230 Clinton 0 mi
618-526-0048618-526-0048

Peruse Breese’s history in photographs, memorials and on the granite pyramid in this neighborhood park. Benches and seasonal plants make this a quiet spot for rest and reflection.

870 Franklin St. Carlyle IL 62231 Clinton 0 mi
618-844-5003618-844-5003
Visitors Center, 801 Lake Road, Carlyle IL 62231 Clinton 0 mi

The largest man-made lake in Illinois (26,000 acres), Carlyle Lake is a premier location for outdoor sports. Well known to sailers, it is one of the best and most challenging for sailboats. There is also boating, fishing, hunting, bird watching, sand beaches and camping areas. Hotels, cabins and golf courses make the area a true outdoor lover’s playground.

15469 State Rte. 127 Carlyle IL 62231 Clinton 0 mi
618-594-8830618-594-8830

Not only can you sample fine local wines, but the restaurant serves first-rate barbecue. Banquet facilities are also available.

850 Franklin St. Carlyle IL 62231 Clinton 0 mi
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1091 Franklin St. Carlyle IL 62231 Clinton 0 mi
618-594-7907618-594-7907

Built in the late 1800s as a private home, the museum holds many artifacts from the area, including genealogical material, books and periodicals on the history of the county. Every Thursday except the first Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and by appointment.

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525 N. Second St. Breese IL 62230 Clinton 0 mi
618-526-2866618-526-2866

The Showcase performs at the historic and newly renovated Avon Theatre. The season also includes a children’s play in the summer at North Park. Indoor performances October through April.

20100 Hazlet Park Rd. Carlyle IL 62231 Clinton 0 mi
618-594-3015618-594-3015

3,000 acre site on the west side of Carlyle Lake; camping, boating, fishing, hunting, picnicking, bird watching, hiking and swimming pool.

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Louis St. by American Legion Beckemeyer IL 62219 Clinton 0 mi
618-227-8331618-227-8331

Joseph Koch, who along with eight other local miners died in a mine explosion in 1947, is depicted here.

807 E. Hanover St. New Baden IL 62265 Clinton 0 mi
618-588-3040618-588-3040
1279 Franklin St. Carlyle IL 62231 Clinton 2.36 mi
618-560-2572618-560-2572
211 S. Main St. Red Bud IL 62278 Randolph 15.59 mi
618-282-7956618-282-7956
1162 School St. Percy IL 62272 Randolph 15.59 mi
618-497-2380618-497-2380
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Buena Vista St. Chester IL 62233 Randolph 15.59 mi
618-826-3913618-826-3913

This beautifully restored mid-1800’s home has cobalt blue windows that were described in a book by author Mark Twain. Tours by appointment and open for special events.

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5483 State Rt. 154 Red Bud IL 62278 Randolph 15.59 mi
618-282-2710618-282-2710

Shop for pumpkins, gourds, mums, crafts and antiques from September thru December. Mini corn maze and pumpkin picking for the kids.

4372 Park Rd. Ellis Grove IL 62241 Randolph 15.59 mi
618-859-3741618-859-3741

This cemetery was created when graves were moved from Kaskaskia Island to Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site in the 1890s after a flood. According to one account 3,000 boxes were moved, some containing entire families.

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1350 State Rt. 155 Prairie du Rocher IL 62277 Randolph County 15.59 mi
618-284-7230618-284-7230

The 1750’s French Colonial fort is built atop the original stone foundation. Inside the fort is the restored powder magazine believed to be the oldest building in Illinois. The Winter and Summer Rendezvous draw thousands of visitors each year.

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