Christian County High Point Trip Report

Date: June 3, 2001
Author: Jon Mann

This beautiful Illinois highpoint sits in the Rosamond Grove Cemetery, rising over 125 feet above the surrounding countryside. The top is covered in grass, with no graves near the top. The hill is topped by a very large (total height around 20') statue of Abraham Lincoln, with the granite based carved with a quote from the Gettysburg Address, and a dedication to all Union soldiers who died in the Civil War. I wonder how many county highpoints are topped with a statue?

From the small town of Rosamond on IL 16, 4 miles west of Pana: Turn south on Walnut Street (also marked Stringtown Road - there is also a sign for the Rosamond Grove Cemetery). Follow the road south for 9/10 mile to cemetery on the left. The cemetery is gated, but open from sunrise to sunset. Follow road to the top circle, park, and walk up grassy area to statue. Enjoy the nice views, especially to the east/southeast.

WARNING: Many country roads in central Illinois have unmarked intersections - i.e. two roads cross, with neither marked to stop or yield. When the corn is low, you can easily see approaching vehicles, but when the corn is high, you can not - please approach any junctions (usually every mile) with extreme caution.

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