Historic Areas

Historic preservation and interpretation is a major commitment of the Vermilion County Conservation District, especially at Kennekuk County Park, location of the “Collins Site”, site of an old Native American village and burial mound.

  • Collins Site – named to the Illinois Historic Register; located on the flood plain of the Middle Fork River.
  • Bunker Hill Historic Area – located at Kennekuk County Park; consists of Vermilion Chapel (1886, original site) , Red Oak
    Neff StoreSchool (circa 1917, then rebuilt due to fire, relocated), Neff Store (1912, relocated), Atwood Home (1892, relocated) Mack and Son Agency  Barber Shop Dry-Cleaning and Laundry (Oakwood Barber Shop 1901, relocated), Laury Barn (Meyersville Mill 1843, then Laury Barn 1912,  relocated and replacement timber 60% used in 2001 reconstruction), Bismarck Train Depot (1874, relocated), O’Leary’s Dining Car (1947, relocated), Herb Garden Herb House (late 1800’s, relocated).  Print Shop (2008); reproduction of a print shop that utililizes materials from the former Douglas School in Danville.  The Bunker Hill Historic Area Commemorative Brochure and Walking Tour Guide is available at the Kennekuk Visitor’s Center.Pioneer Cabin - winter
  • Pioneer Homestead – located at Forest Glen Preserve; reproduction of log home and barn; kitchen herb garden.