John Mason Peck (missing)
North side of US 50, 2.2 miles east of O'Fallon (missing)
The Illinois State Historical Society
On this site, from 1822 until his death in 1858, lived John Mason Peck, a pioneer baptist preacher, author and educator. Here, in 1827, he founded Rock Spring Seminary. In 1831 the seminary was removed to Alton, where it later became Shurtleff College.
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