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Harrison/Bruce Historical Village

700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL 62918

Historic Sites

Learn about the rich history of Williamson County at the Harrison-Bruce Historical Village. From a one-room school house to the Hunter Log Cabin of the 1800's, there are many places to step back into the past during a present day adventure.

The Robert L. Mees Village Centre serves as the hub of the Harrison/Bruce Historical Village by providing a venue for College and community events. Historical buildings include: The Purdy School, a one-room public school in Perry County, IL from 1860-1951. The Julia Harrison Bruce House, a replica of the house the house that was built in 1868 by David Ruffin Harrison. The Harrison Storefront, this "double dog trot" style log cabin is a replica of the cabin the David Ruffin Harrison family occupied prior to the construction of the brick, "Harrison House". And The Hunter Cabin, Emmanuel Hunter built the Hunter Log Cabin in 1818; the year Illinois became a state.

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