Hazel Dell Farm
25007 US Highway 67
The Fulkerson Mansion, located north of Jerseyville, Illinois is rich in history and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. The 14 room Southern-Style Mansion is virtually unchanged today and is furnished with antiques and artifacts of the period with a special display of Colonel Fulkerson’s personal Civil War items, LaFayette Baker’s Civil War artifacts and the Thomas Lincoln Anvil.
William H. Fulkerson of Rogersville, Tennessee, joined the Confederate Army and was appointed Lt. Colonel of the 63rd Tennessee Regiment by General Robert E. Lee. When Fulkerson was badly wounded at the Battle of Chickamauga, a coal-black stallion named “Great Britain” saved his life, taking Fulkerson to a Georgia Hospital to recover. Following the war, William and his wife, Cornelia T. (Russell) Fulkerson, with their two children left Rogersville for property owned by Cornelia’s father, Joseph Russell, near Jerseyville. The farm they named “Hazel Dell” soon became famous throughout the country as well as abroad for the large herd of registered shorthorn cattle the Colonel bred and raised. A nephew of William and Cornelia, Charles M. Russell, visited on a regular basis and learned to ride horses at Hazel Dell, later becoming a renowned artist. A special display featuring Russell prints and sculptures grace the Mansion.
Visiting the Fulkerson Mansion
The Fulkerson Mansion is available for pre-arranged tours for groups of ten or more.
The Mansion is located on mile north of Jerseyville, Illinois on Route 67, 25007 US Highway 67. For additional information, call 618-498-5590 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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