History

133 E. Jefferson Ave
Exit 159
Effingham, Illinois 62401
800-772-0750

Across the street from the old courthouse is the Heart Theatre, a 1930's landmark. The theatre is one of two examples in Effingham of the Art Deco style that was popular from 1920 to 1940. The cream and maroon terracotta tiles are a perfect foil for the neon and marquee lights.

P.O. Box 1166
Exit 160
Effingham, Illinois 62401
217-342-2464

Cemeteries in this part of Illinois date back to the earliest pioneers which were the first to travel on the National Road. These prairie fields are the final resting place of farmers, statesmen, lawmen, thieves, heros, villains and ordinary folk-- all who helped fabricate our history.


Effingham, Illinois 62401
888-268-0042

It was a super highway of dirt, rock and timber. In 1806, President Thomas Jefferson signed legislation creating a National Road funded solely by the federal government at the time.

East Jefferson Ave
Exit 159
Effingham, Illinois 62401

This non-denominational City cemetery is the final resting place of many fascinating figures from Effingham's past. Ada Kepley, the first woman law graduate in the United States, was an ardent advocate of women's rights and a friend of Susan B. Anthony. Another recognized name is Col. John J.