Historic Barns of McDonough County

McDonough County’s rich history is steeped in agriculture and farming. Much of the area has been farmland for well over a century. Farming has changed dramatically over the years, but many of the structures have remained, particularly the historic barns.  The area surrounding Macomb is home to dozens of these historic buildings, and it invites you to take a scenic journey and visit the rural landmarks that are McDonough County’s historic barns before they disappear.

You might also find interest in McDonough County’s Barn Quilts.