New Philadelphia Books on Sale Now

Cost Per Book is $20.00

Books can be purchased at the following:


The Paper office
Barry Public Library
Ruthie’s Blackberry Run


William Watson Hotel


New Philadelphia Association
c/o Jerry Corton  Treasurer
P.O. Box 54
Barry, IL. 62312

Please add $5.00 for shipping and handling

Several other books that have addressed the history of New Philadelphia and its founder include:

D. W. Ensign, Atlas Map of Pike County, Illinois.
Andreas, Lyter & Co., Davenport, Iowa, 1872.

Charles C.Chapman, History of Pike County, Illinois.
Charles C. Chapman & Co., Chicago, Illinois, 1880.

Helen McWorter Simpson, Makers of History.
Laddie B. Warren, Evansville, Indiana, 1981.

Grace E. Matteson, “Free Frank” McWorter and the “Ghost Town” of New Philadelphia.
Pike County Historical Society, Pittsfield, 1964.

Juliet E. K. Walker, Free Frank: A Black Pioneer on the Antebellum Frontier.
University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, 1983 (reissue edition 1995).

Paul A. Shackel, New Philadelphia: An Archaeology of Race in the Heartland. University of California Press, Berkeley, 2010.