Trip 6 - OH, KY, IN, OH - scroll down.
Trip 7 - Missouri
Trip 8 - Iowa
TRIP 6: THE MIDWEST: OHIO, KENTUCKY, INDIANA, ILLINOIS
This trip starts on the Ohio River at the small town of Portland, OH, and Buffington Island, WV. It will end in Springfield, IL, where there are lots of sites relating to Pres. Abraham Lincoln. Most of the battlefields on this trip are small because they were small skirmishes. (I realize that some folks don't consider Kentucky to be a Midwestern state. However, Kentucky fits into the trip with the OH and IN sites very well.) Sites are in bold, campgrounds are listed under them in regular type. Directions are in both bold and italics.
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***The tent symbols on the map above -- are the locations of the campgrounds identified in the posts of this thread***
Buffington Island Battlefield Memorial Park, Ohio and West Virginia
56890 Ohio River Scenic Byway, Portland, OH
Forked Run State Park, Reedsville
63300 OH-124, Reedsville
From Portland, follow OH-124 to US-33 to OH-7. You are basically following the Ohio River Scenic Byway (link it) on these highways. Cross the Ohio River at Proctorville onto US-60. At Kenoy, head south on US-23 to Prestonburg.
Middle Creek National Battlefield, Prestonburg
2968 KY-114, Prestonburg, KY
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, Prestonburg
419 Jenny Wiley Dr., Prestonburg
From Prestonburg, go south on US-23/460, then west on KY-80 (part of which is signed as the Hal Rogers Parkway, though it may be 2-lanes).
Camp Wildcat Battlefield, KY
Hazel Patch Rd., London KY
Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park, London KY
998 Levi Jackson Rd., London, KY
General Burnside Islands State Park, Burnside
8801 S. Hwy 27, Burnside KY
To get to Somerset/Nancy, continue on KY-80.
Mill Springs National Battlefield Visitor Center and Museum, KY
9020 West Hwy 80, Nancy, KY
Pulaski County Park, Nancy
1200 State Hwy 3189, Nancy, KY
From Nancy, head back to Somerset on KY-80, then north on US-27 to Danville. At Danville, head west 8 miles to Perryville. The battlefield is north on US-68, just a few miles.
Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, KY
1825 Battlefield Rd., Perryville, KY
From Perryville, take US-68/KY-52 west to Lebanon. Take KY-84 and US-31E to Hodgenville.
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
2995 Lincoln Park Rd., Hodgenville, KY
Note: These two places, Perryville Battlefield and Lincoln Birthplace, do not have public camping within 40 miles.
From Hodgenville, take KY-61 north to I-65 North (through the Louisville metropolitan area) and then west on I-64.
Corydon Civil War Battlefield, Corydon, IN
GPS 38.199N 86.129 W
O'Bannon Woods State Park, Corydon
Note: The campground is listed as closed “until further notice”. Please call the park to ascertain status of the campground, before arriving.
Harrison County Parks, Corydon
Note: Inquire locally.
From Corydon, take I-64 west to IL-127 North to I-55 North to Springfield.
Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Springfield IL
413 S 8th Street, Springfield, IL
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield
212 N 6th Street, Springfield
Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Park, Petersburg, IL
15588 History Ln., Petersburg, IL
Abraham Lincoln's Tomb, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield IL
1441 Monument Ave., Springfield, IL
Sangchris Lake State Park, Rochester, IL
9898 Cascade Rd., Rochester
Riverside Park Campground, Springfield Park District, Springfield
4105 Sandhill Rd., Springfield
If you wish to connect this trip to the next one, Missouri, just get on I-55 south to St Louis.
Or, continue this trip up to Galena, IL, then cross into Iowa to continue with Trip 8 (Iowa) and Trip 7 (Missouri), both in reverse.
Grant Home, Galena, IL
500 Bouthillier St., Galena, IL
Blanding Landing Recreation Area, USACE, Hanover, IL
5720 S River Road, Hanover