Around every corner                    history abounds in                McDonough County!                                    Come visit and see for yourself!


The Bailey House - A Macomb Landmark House
The Bailey House - A Macomb Landmark House

See the Bailey House website baileyhouse.jimdo.com for more information about this historic structure in the heart of Macomb, IL.

Did you know - you can rent this house for your next event! 


The Historic Mesker Building of Adair, IL - What is a Mesker?  see The Mesker Page at the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency website.


Civil War Encampment presented by the Western Illinois Civil War Round Table at Chandler Park in Macomb IL, Nov. 7, 2009

Click here to go to Civil War Encampment Slide Show and Photo Gallery for more great photographs from this event!  All photos courtesy of Marilyn Shelley


McDonough County Historical Society Cemetery Marker Project

The cemetery marker project is supported by Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral 
Home in Macomb and Blandinsville, the Community Quality of Life 
Advisory Committee, Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home in Macomb, Table Grove State Bank, MidAmerica National Bank, the McDonough County Highway Department, and the McDonough County Historical Society.
Click here to go to McDonough County Historical Society Cemetery Marker Project Photo Gallery 

Download
Map of McDonough County Cemeteries
When clicked, the map will open as only 25%. But the map can be enlarged by increasing the per cent and then moving around the map to enhance
in detail the location of specific cemeteries or parts of the county.
Cemetery Map.pdf
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The first City Hall Building, built in 1883, Macomb, Illinois - now Louie's Diner.  Site of the first city jail and the first public library.


Maid-Rite, now closed, Macomb, IL
Maid-Rite, now closed, Macomb, IL
Sullivan Taylor Coffee House, Courthouse Square, Macomb IL
Sullivan Taylor Coffee House, Courthouse Square, Macomb IL
Lincoln sign on Courthouse Square, Macomb IL
Lincoln sign on Courthouse Square, Macomb IL

old Princess Theater, Colchester, IL
old Princess Theater, Colchester, IL

The Lustron Houses of Macomb - see Videos page for Lustron videos

Hemp Factory being torn down, Macomb IL, Sept. 2009