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Cumberland Co. Heritage

Genealogy research has recently become a national phenomenon. It seems everyone is looking for information on their ancestors and traveling great distances to research their family trees. If your ancestors are from Southeastern Illinois here are several places to begin your research. We strongly recommend you call before visiting these facilities for hours of operation and policies regarding research. Good luck!

Genealogy Resources

Greenup Township Public Library

101 North Franklin Street, Box 275, Greenup

Hours: Monday: 12 pm-8 pm, Tuesday: 9 am-5pm, Wed: 9 am-1 pm, Thurs: 12 pm-8 pm, Friday: 9 am-5pm, Saturday: 9 am-1 pm, Sunday - Closed


217/923-3616
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Neoga District Library

550 Chestnut Avenue (P.O. Box 88), Neoga

Hours: Tues. 10-7, Wed 10- 5:30, Thurs. 10-7, Fri 10 -5:30PM, Sat. 9-12, Closed Sunday & Monday


217/895-3944
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Sumpter Township Library

148 Courthouse Sq - PO Box 67, Toledo


217/849-2072‎
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Libraries

Greenup Township Public Library

101 North Franklin St., Greenup

Hours: Monday: 12 pm-8 pm, Tuesday: 9 am-5pm, Wed: 9 am-1 pm, Thurs: 12 pm-8 pm, Friday: 9 am-5pm, Saturday: 9 am-1 pm, Sunday - Closed


217/923-3616
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Neoga District Library

550 Chestnut Avenue (P.O. Box 88), Neoga

Hours: Tues. 10-7, Wed 10- 5:30, Thurs. 10-7, Fri 10 -5:30PM, Sat. 9-12, Closed Sunday & Monday


217/895-3944
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Sumpter Township Library

148 Courthouse Sq - PO Box 67, Toledo


217/849-2072‎
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Monuments

National Road Covered Bridge

West of Greenup on Cumberland Road, Greenup

The Embarras River Near Greenup was the site of a covered bridge built by Abe and Thomas Lincoln and Dennis Hanks. The original bridge was 200 feet long. Reconstruction of the bridge began in 1998 and was dedicated in 2000. The covered bridge is on Cumberland Road just West of Greenup, between Rt. 40 and Interstate 70 in Cumberland County. A.K.A the Jackson Cover Bridge.


217/923-3401
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Museums

Cumberland County Historical & Genealogical Museum

213 W. Cumberland Street (P.O. Box 582), Greenup

Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 11:00-3:30.

A huge selection of genealogy information at the old Johnson building (213 W. Cumberland Street) with a Victorian room upstairs. Don't miss the the original train depot located next door.

In 2010 a new Military Museum was opened located in the old Carnegie library across the street. Our three buildings are listed on the National Register of Historical buildings.


217/923-9306
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Greenup Train Depot and Museum

213 W. Cumberland, Greenup

The original depot that was used up until 1967 when the train master retired. There are several train artifacts in the depot and there is a large miniature train display and upstairs is the train masters living quarters. Hours are Thursday thru Sunday 11:30-4:00.


217/923-9306
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