Visitor's Guide to Batchtown, Illinois













 
   
   

Visitors Guide to the
Batchtown
Calhoun County, Illinois

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A short drive down County Road 6 in Calhoun county leads to the little village of Batchtown. Although Batchtown isn't directly adjacent to the Mississippi River, the nearby river gives the town its character with its proximity to the Winfield Ferry and two wildlife refuges. The village was originally named Richwoods, then Sam White's, before becoming Batchelderville, in honor of William Batchelder, a justice of the peace, merchant, and mill operator. When the post office was established in 1879, the town's name was changed to Batchtown. County Road 6 is very scenic as it winds through the Blue Ridge Bluffs and is worth the small detour in any season.

   
   
   
     
       
FEATURED ATTRACTIONS ALONG THE GREAT RIVER ROAD
Lewis and Clark
State Historic Site
Mississippi
River Ferries
McCully
Heritage Project
Sam Vadalabene
Bike Trail