Galesburg, founded in 1837, is located in western Illinois in Knox County and is the county seat. It is situated south-southeast of Davenport, IA, and west-northwest of Peoria along Interstate 74 and U.S. 34.
The city lies in the fertile plain between the Mississippi River and the Illinois River, often referred to as the "Military Tract"--land ceded to veterans of the War of 1812 against the British.
Galesburg is home to Knox College and "Old Main," the last remaining original structure hosting the Abraham Lincoln-Stephen A. Douglas debates of 1858. In addition, Carl Sandburg, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Lincoln biographer, called Galesburg home and his ashes lie beneath Remembrance Rock behind the family homestead.
Avid golfers will want to challenge 2.5-star Bunker Links Golf Course.
The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 32,791, a decrease of 739 since 1990.
Art Galesburg Civic Art Center |
Education Carl Sandburg College |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Chez Willy's Eatery |
Golf Bunker Links Golf Course |
History Browning Mansion | Carl Sandburg Historic Site | Galesburg Orpheum Theatre | Galesburg Railroad Museum |
Shopping 3R's Honeybee Bookshoppe | Cooks & Company | Jack and Friends Enamelware |
Sports and Sporting Events Lake Storey Recreational Area |
Wine Country Seminary Winery |
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02/01 Coming to The area
Dutch Days Festival Fulton IL May3-4 Arts and Crafts Vendors; Food and Concession Stands; Windmill Tours; Dutch Dancing and Costumes; Antique Tractor Display; Dutch Treasures Display; Heritage Canyon w/Early American Crafters; Hindeloopen Painting Demo and Sales; Stippling Display and Parade.
Peoria Heights Art Fair Peoria Heights IL May11 A great weekend is planned; the show coincides with the Race for the Cure and the Illinois Art League members show at the Village Hall. A hospitality tent will be open throughout the Art Fair with coffee and donuts in the morning and water and fruit during the day .
Marion Arts Festival Marion IA May18 the festival offers a high caliber, fully accessible cultural experience – a day of fine art and flip flops, families and connoisseurs, fun and education.
Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair Springfield IL May18-19 Whether you are a serious art collector or are just developing an appreciation, there is original art here for you, in the form of jewelry, sculpture, photography, glassware, pottery, wood, metalwork, oils, watercolors, and other media.
Summer Camp Music Festival Chillicothe IL May24-26 The first Summer Camp Music Festival was held in 2001 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL. About 1,000 attended the festival that year, and enjoyed over 20 bands on 2 stages over the course of 2 days. Since then, Summer Camp Music Festival has grown to more than 15,000 attendees, hosting more than 100 bands on 7 stages over 3 days.
Harvard's Milk Days Festival Harvard IL May31-June2 Harvard Milk Days offers a weekend of fun for people of all ages. Events include a 2+ hour parade, carnival, food, fireworks, petting zoo and other animals, races, contests and entertainment.