New Philadelphia: A Pioneer Town...

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Illinois Frontier Town...
... where black and white Americans lived together peacefully on the antibellum Illinois frontier.

Philip Bradshaw, President, NPA
Griggsville, IL 62340

Carol McCartney, Secretary, NPA

Help us preserve the New Philadelphia site.
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Become an NPA Member!

An annual membership is $25. This membership will assist the Association as it explores the New Philadelphia town site, preserves important artifacts, and over time permanently memorializes a unique frontier settlement.

Checks may be made payable to the New Philadelphia Association and sent to Karen K. Borrowman, Certified Public Accountant, 720 Bainbridge Street, Barry IL 62312.

The Association is grateful for the support of the University of Illinois at both its Champaign-Urbana and Springfield campuses, the Illinois State Museum, and the University of Maryland. We would also like to thank the McWorter family for its support and co-operation. For more information on the McWorter family see