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[image ALT: A photograph of a very small single‑story clapboarded wooden house, with a porch, supported by three columns, over the front door. It is the Edgar Lee Masters House in Petersburg, Illinois.]

City of Petersburg

Eilert Heerten resided in Petersburg, Tazewell County, Illinois for a short time when arriving in the U.S. Image ca. 1950

Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site

Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site, about 2 miles South of Petersburg and about 20 miles Northwest of Springfield, is a reconstruction of the village where Abraham Lincoln spent his early adulthood.