McWorter and Lincoln/Frank McWorter's Church

Free Frank McWorter, a former slave, came to IIllinois and created a community named New Philadelphia.  Theis wayside tells his story and the story of the 1st Baptist Church in Barry, Illinois. 

Looking for Lincoln wayside exhibits tell the stories of Lincoln’s life and times in Illinois.  Each wayside exhibit tells a unique Lincoln story and a local story.  Many of the waysides share little known stories about Lincoln and the individuals he interacted with.  There are over 260 Looking for Lincoln waysides in the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.    

Visitor Information

Address: 700 Rodgers St. Barry, IL 62312