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WOODLAWN FARM TOURS

Given by Docents in Period Attire
Beginning 2015 on May 23rd through Sept 30th 
Open for Walk-in guests from 1:00 - ­4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday
$4 suggested donation

Or by Appointment: 
Call Carole Crim 217.­473.­0216 or
Mary Hathaway 217.­243.­5938 or
The Jacksonville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau 217.­243.­5678

School Groups Welcome by Appointment


Woodlawn Farm 1824

This Farm, five miles east of town, was established in 1824 by Michael Huffaker. Michael and his wife, Jane, rode by horseback from Kentucky, bought land east of Jacksonville, and built a cabin for their growing family and four cabins for free black families who helped Michael raise cattle, horses and crops. In 1840 he built the two story brick home which stands to this day on the property. Michael and his family were members of the Antioch Christian Church founded by Barton Stone.

TOURS AVAILABLE - CONTACT JACKSONVILLE AREA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU @ 1-800-593-5678

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