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Bald Knob Cross

Bald Knob Road, Alto Pass, IL 62905


Towering above the landscape at a over 111 feet, and visible for over 7,500 square miles, Bald Knob Cross is situated in the Shawnee National Forest near the small town of Alto Pass, Illinois.

A national symbol of faith, this 111-foot-tall cross, when illuminated at night, can be seen over an area of 7,500 square miles atop the most prominent elevation in Southern Illinois. The cross is surrounded by the Shawnee National Forest.

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