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Off Market! Under $100K Sunday – c.1921 Brick Country Church For Sale in IL


Abraham Lincoln’s father owned a farm down the road a piece, which is now a living history museum. Also, just steps from the church is the Moore Home. According to Illinois Historic Preservation Division:
“The Moore Home is the site of President-elect Abraham Lincoln’s last visit with his beloved stepmother Sarah and family before traveling to Washington, D.C. on January 31, 1861.  The home is that of Sarah’s daughter Matilda and her husband Reuben Moore.  The 1.5 story frame structure dating to the late 1850s, was reconstructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936 and has been furnished with 1860s period pieces.”




Formerly known as Farmington Grove Church, this gorgeous historic building can be yours! With beautiful stained glass windows, and the original church bell dating back to approx 1865, along with numerous updates including a new roof in 2019, a brand new kitchen in 2020, living space with 2 potential bedrooms or office space in the basement, and open main floor, the possibilities are endless!


The space is currently set up as event space with capacity for 40-50, though it could be modified into one of a kind living space, or taken back to its roots as a country church and community gathering space. Ample parking, outdoor space for events or private living, modern amenities including all new appliances, fresh paint, new wiring and plumbing installed. Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site is less than 1 mi away, and Historic Moore Home is right across the road. Don’t miss your chance to check out this one of kind property and own a piece of Coles County History!


August 2020 Listing Below

1372 Lincoln Highway Rd, Lerna, IL, 62440      $44,900 

  • 2bed
  • 0.5+bath
  • 4,436sqft
  • 0.28acre lot
  • Build date 1921


Beautiful brick church for sale located outside of town. Lots of potential for the functionality of the building. Ornate, multicolored stained glass windows dress the building up, with freshly rocked landscaping, and a new roof installed in 2019! Inside, you will find a large open main level with carpet and hardwood flooring, with charming details throughout. The basement level is carpeted with an open layout as well, with two additional rooms. There is a bathroom on each level.
The bell is the original bell out of the church from approx. 1865. Lincoln Log Cabin Memorial State Park is less than 1 mile from the church. The historical Moore home is approx. 500 ft. away from the church. Abraham Lincolns father was laid to rest not far from the church. LOTS OF HISTORY! An abundance of opportunities await within this church! The church is being sold as is.
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The Moore Home with the church on the left.
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