Overlooking the Sangamon River, Petersburg is a small town which is the county seat of Menard County. Peter Lukins started this town as a planned community together with George Warburton. There is a local legend about this place that, when the time came to name the town, Peter and George argued over what to name it, and they decided to settle the matter with a game of cards. Can you guess who allegedly won? Like many local legends, this one isn't historically verified. Another cool fact about this place is that Ann Rutledge, who was allegedly the first love of Abraham Lincoln, is buried in Petersburg.
Your hound probably doesn't care about the town's history, though. They're probably more concerned with what kind of fun they can have here! In case of accident or emergency, the town has its own vet clinic.
This small place doesn't have any doggie-welcoming restaurants, bars, or accommodations, but if you're willing to travel 23 miles to Springfield, you can choose from more than 20 accommodations and over 30 pet-friendly places where pooches are very welcome.
If you love history, you should leash up your pooch and head to the very famous Lincoln's New Salem State Park, where you can learn more about one of our nation's most influential presidents.