Historic Sites

A series of prize winning, original murals depicting milestones in Prophetstown’s history are located at various sites throughout the city. Look for them on the north side of the tavern, south side of Mr. G’s Supermarket, north side of the Majeski Building, and in the city council chambers at Prophetstown City Hall. All of the murals were painted by art students at Prophetstown High School with assistance from Bob Deines, art teacher at the high school, Bud Thompson and other volunteers.


The murals program received state recognition in 2005: Prophetstown was named “The Most Arts-Friendly Small Town in Illinois” by the Illinois Arts Alliance Foundation and the Illinois Municipal League, which also presented the city with the President’s Award for the murals program

Asa Crook Historical Home

asa_crook_home1st settler in 1834, The Asa Crook House was built in 1839 and was the first two-story home built in Whiteside County. The original home was restored by the Prophetstown Area Historical Society and is a site you will sure not want to miss.