Knous Motors is located in historic Petersburg, Illinois, which is the county seat of Menard County. Our community provides a wide variety of interesting places to visit and things to do. Historic Petersburg was originally surveyed by Abraham Lincoln when he lived and worked in nearby New Salem Village, and Petersburg is located just 20 minutes northwest of Springfield, Illinois. Scenic 200-acre Lake Petersburg and Shambolee Golf course are both located only two miles south of town.
Petersburg is home to a wide variety of antique stores, Bed & Breakfasts, historic homes, and Lincoln's New Salem State Park. The following links can tell you more about our fascinating community and the local area, which is comprised of Menard County and the surrounding counties of Sangamon, Morgan, Cass, Mason, and Logan.
Chamber of Commerce
Lincoln's New Salem State Park
Menard County Tourism Attractions
Local Resources For Sportsmen
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