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City Clerk’s Office, 115 Cumberland, P.O. Box 246,
Greenup, IL. 62428
Greenup, the oldest town in Cumberland County,
was established in 1834.
Greenup is one of the few communities remaining
in Illinois that has overhanging porches on the downtown
in Greenup is the Cameo Vineyard & Winery, The Candy
Kitchen, a 200 ft. covered bridge, and a victorian shop
unique in the community.
Gateway to the Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic
Site and truly a part of the Old West, Greenup had
document visits by Frank James and Cole Younger of the
notorious “James Gang’ Visit the two-story Railroad Deport Museum and the Stagecoach
layover built in 1830.
Thomas and Abe Lincoln lived and worked in
Greenup, a dug a well and helped construct a massive
Road Covered Bridge
Embarras River (pronounced umbraw) 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 September, 2000.
Visible off the North side of I-70, accessible
from Greenup. Rt.
40 or I-70 east.
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