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Bement is a village in Piatt County, Illinois, United States. Its population was 1,730 at the 2010 census.

Places to Visit near Bement


Bryant Cottage State Historic Site

Bryant Cottage was built in 1856 as the home of Francis E. Bryant, a local businessman and friend of Stephen A. Douglas.  According to Bryant family tradition, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas met in the parlor of Bryant Cottage to plan their famous series of 1858 debates.  The cottage is maintained with original and period furnishings, providing a glimps of small-town life in the mid-1800s.  Bryant Cottage State Historic Site is managed by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Francis E. Bryant settled in the village of Bement in 1856.  His was only the seventh family to arrive there.  Bryant opened the village's first bank and store and began merchandizing grain, coal, lumber, and salt.  The aspiring businessman built his four-room cottage, which was thoroughly modern in its time, just one hundred feet from Bement's lifeline, the Great Western Railroad tracks.

Campgrounds and RV Parks near Bement


Buffalo Rock State Park

on the site of a former french trading post

Buffalo Rock is said to have served the French as an early military, trading and missionary post. LaSalle and Tonty, after building Fort St. Louis on Starved Rock during the winter of 1882-1883, gathered almost 4,000 Indian warriors at the front of Buffalo Rock and formed a confederation against the Iroquois. Among the tribes in the confederation were the Miami who built their own fort on Buffalo Rock. In more recent history, Buffalo Rock was used by a religious sect for camp meetings, and later as a site for a tuberculosis sanatorium. The Crane Company of Chicago purchased Buffalo Rock in 1912 and for a period of about 16 years maintained a sanatorium for sick employees and a summer vacation ground for thousands of employees and their families. In 1927 the Crane Company moved their recreation park to a larger area, donating the original site to the state to become a park. The deed to the property was turned over to the State of Illinois on November 15, 1928, with the provision that it would become a permanent state park and that the caretaker, Robert Barnett, who was then 72 years of age, be retained in that capacity for the remainder of his lifetime as a reward for his loyal services. Three primitive camping areas exist along the trail between Buffalo Rock and Utica for open camping. Each campsite has a fire ring but no water or restroom facilities are available. Sites are accessible by walk-in or bike-in only; no vehicular access is allowed. One of the camping areas designed for youth camping has a shelter with a fireplace. No campsites can be reserved.

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Rock Cut State Park

up to 199 electric sites

The park has 199 electric sites in 4 areas, Prairie View, White Oak, Plum Grove and Stag Horn and 55 non-electric site in our Hickory Hills area. There are two shower houses with flush toilets centrally located in the campground. The shower house in Plumb Grove is open year round.A camp store is located in the center of the campground, near the Plum Grove camping area. They carry ice, firewood, ice cream, coffee, snacks, and other sundry or grocery items. Hours of operations are posted at the camp store or in a brochure given to campers when they register.We have an equestrian camping area with primitive camping without showers and electricity. This area has maximum area capacity of 40 people.

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