Near Barry in Pike County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Site of New Philadelphia
September 16, 1836 - 1885
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is September 16, 1836.
Location. 39° 41.88′ N, 90° 57.686′ W. Marker is near Barry, Illinois, in Pike County. Marker is on Township Road 2000N 2½ miles east of Township Road 2000N (Illinois Highway 106), on the right when traveling east. When on Highway 106, turn east on the Baylis blacktop. There is a small brown New Philadelphia sign above the green Baylis sign. When in Barry, travel east out of town on Pratt Street. This turns into Township Rd 2000N and will take you straight to the site. When on I-72, take Exit 20 and enter Barry then follow the directions as aforementioned. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Barry IL 62312, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other New Philadelphia Townsite (here, next to this marker); First Baptist Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); M60 Tank (approx. 4.2 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. 4.2 miles away); Little Red Brick (approx. 6.1 miles away); Robert Earl Hughes (approx. 8½ miles away); William Grimshaw House (approx. 9.9 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 10.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barry.
More about this marker. This sign is under the kiosk/pavilion. There are several more signs there for you read about the history of New Philadelphia. There are also guideposts along where the town streets used to be where you can use the New Philadelphia AR app (available free in the appstore) to see what daily life would have looked like in the town. Internet is available. For more information on the site or app, you can stop by the Barry Public Library and Museum.
Regarding Site of New Philadelphia. The buildings at the site today are not original to the site but are similar to what was likely there. The cemetery is on private property so do not try to go find it. The house on the southeast end of the site is also private. Please stay near where the guideposts are to avoid trespassing.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on June 4, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. Photos: 1. submitted on June 1, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 30, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.