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BLFPOA Members Recommend Area Attractions

The BLFPOA does not endorse specific area attractions recommended by lake association members. These are recommendations by members to assist other members and guests.

Christian County Historical Society

The Christian County Historical Society and Museum's Mission is to preserve, interpret and share the rich and varied heritage of Christian County. We hope to be able to rebuild a strong volunteer base that loves history and is willing to share their knowledge and experiences.

recommended by Randy Brooks

Manners Park

Since the late 1850's, the area in and around Manners Park has served as a place for recreation. In the summer of 1856, the Christian County Agricultural Society held its first county fair. In the 1870's, a need to have a direct route from Decatur, IL to St. Louis by the Wabash Railroad found the northern part of the fairgrounds to be in its way. Arrangements were made with C.A. Manners to use a 55 acre tract, present day Manners Park, and move the fairgrounds south of the railroad. In 1913, this property was purchased by the City of Taylorville, some 25 years after C.A. Manner's death. In the late 1800's, a historical movement was spreading across the land. This movement was one of the largest ventures in education ever seen. A series of programs designed for all ages included a two week period of music, lectures, study, and oratory. This movement became known as the Chautauqua celebration. At the center of Manners Park still stands the Chautauqua auditorium.

recommended by Randy Brooks

Lake Taylorville

Lake Taylorville is located three (3) miles south of Taylorville, Illinois. The 1200 acre Lake was built in 1962.

recommended by Randy Brooks


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