Pleasant Plains/Clayville

Just down the road from Pleasant Plains, you’ll find the Clayville Historic Site – one of the National Heritage Area’s hidden gems. Established by the Broadwell family in 1824, the Broadwell Inn at Clayville would serve as a stagecoach stop and public house until 1847. During that tie stagecoach passengers, freight caravans, cattle drovers and lawyers like Lincoln riding the judicial circuit would stop to rest and prepare for the next leg of their journey. Today, the Broadwell Inn has been lovingly restored to capture the spirit of the 19th century stagecoach stop. The site features some wonderful living history festivals throughout the year.

Area Attractions
  • Clayville Historic Site/Broadwell Inn
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