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Sonora Gardens

970 E. County Road 2100, Nauvoo, IL 62354

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Sonora Gardens Farmstead is located on a 165-acre farm that produces field corn and soybeans. Greta Wilson Wetzel invites you to come and stay on her family farm that has been a family treasure for five generations.

Many people wonder how the name Sonora came about and what the word Sonora means. Sonora came about when a group of Spaniards came to the area and settled for a short while creating a small village between the river towns of Hamilton and Nauvoo. They called this little village Sonora. Sonora means snake crossing, which explains why they selected this particular name. At that point in time there were most likely many snakes in the area where they settled along the Mississippi River. The name Sonora remained with the village and eventually came a voting poll where people could vote. In time, the Keokuk Dam was built and many of the little landings and villages were flooded. 

There is a rich history in the Nauvoo area and the farming community is a large part of the ongoing force that keeps the community vibrant. We invite you to come and enjoy our wide-open spaces and plenty of farm fresh air! We hope to see you soon here at Sonora Farmstead!

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking Available
  • Heating
  • Wi-Fi Available
  • Free In-Room Wi-Fi

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