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Woodlawn Farm

June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Woodlawn Farms showcases the homestead of Jacksonville’s extensive Underground Railroad network. Former enslaved people were ushered through this home on their way to freedom. This Farm, five miles east of Jacksonville, 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 as well as 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 on this property to this day. Michael and his family were members of the Antioch Christian Church founded by Barton Stone.

Suggested Donation: $5 Adults & $3 Children


June 29
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Woodlawn Farm
1463 Gierke Lane
Jacksonville, IL 62650 United States
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