Robinson-Bonnett Inn

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Robinson-Bonnett Inn
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Robinson-Bonnett Inn is located in Illinois
Robinson-Bonnett Inn
Robinson-Bonnett Inn is located in the US
Robinson-Bonnett Inn
Location Whites Crossing Rd. E of Clary Cr., Bobtown, Illinois
Coordinates 40°4′31″N 89°59′18″W / 40.07528°N 89.98833°W / 40.07528; -89.98833Coordinates: 40°4′31″N 89°59′18″W / 40.07528°N 89.98833°W / 40.07528; -89.98833
Area 0.6 acres (0.24 ha)
Built c. 1843
Architectural style Early Republic, Federal
NRHP reference # 90001198[1]
Added to NRHP August 3, 1990

The Robinson-Bonnett Inn is a historic inn located on Whites Crossing Road in Bobtown, Illinois. The inn was built circa 1843 by the Robinson family, which ran a gristmill and sawmill in the area, and John Bonnett. The inn was designed in the Federal style and is typical of inns of its period. While the inn originally served travelers to the Robinson family's mills, by the 1850s it was located along and served travelers on a stagecoach line. John Bonnett became the sole owner of the inn in 1849; Bonnett ran the inn until 1880 and continued to live in the area until 1910, even after the other residents of the area relocated to Oakford. The inn is now the only surviving inn of its era in Menard County.[2]

The inn was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 3, 1990.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Kirchner, Charles (March 24, 1990). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Robinson-Bonnett Inn" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved June 24, 2013.