Currently, the Five Mile House holds educational open houses for a look into the mid-1800's. Back then, it was a landmark which told travelers from the south, they had five miles yet to go to reach the Coles County Courthouse.
It's located at the corner of Illinois Route-130 and Westfield Road. A member of the home's foundation board says there used to be a third road leading to the Five Mile House which became farmland over time. It's also believed Abraham Lincoln visited here.