Hutsonville, Illinois: Hutson Massacre Memorial Mini-Town

A mini-town of log cabins memorializes the Indian massacre of the Hutson family in 1812.

Address:
1550th St., Hutsonville, IL
Directions:
A little over a mile south of town on Rose St., which becomes 1550th St., on the east side of the road.
Hours:
Buildings open Su 8-5 Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission:
Free
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Memorial Chapel.

Hutson Massacre Memorial Mini-Town

A "town" made up of original, furnished log cabins, a log barn, and a log church, and named in honor of the Isaac Hutson family that was massacred by Indians in 1813. Each year the event is re-enacted. The buildings are only open on Sundays, but you can still visit at any time and walk around.

[Wayne & Karen Brown, 07/06/2017]

The Indians set fire to the Hutson cabin on June 18, 1812, and burned alive Mrs. Hutson and all seven Hutson children. Mr. Hutson was elsewhere, but he was killed by Indians later.


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