The Yellow House
From the North - I 24, Marion, and Golconda
From Mt. Vernon, Illinois, go south on Interstate 57 to Interstate 24 (south of Marion). Exit RIGHT onto I-24. Go east on I-24. Get off at 2nd Vienna exit and turn left (east) at the stop sign at the bottom of the exit ramp (across from McDonald’s) onto Illinois Route 146. Drive east on Route 146 to Golconda (about 20 miles). In Golconda, there is one 4-Way stop. The post office and the library are on the right, the Dari-Barr on the left. Turn right (south) and go up the hill and out of town on this county blacktop, about 9 miles, to the stop sign at a "T".
Road signs point LEFT for Bay City and the Ohio River Scenic Byway and “Round Pond” Campground. Go 2 miles. You will cross a creek then begin to see the river on your left. You will go up a hill and a big white store will be on your right. The Yellow House is just past the store. At that point, SLOW DOWN. Go around the curve and turn right into the driveway. Park by the shed. The little lane is a public road!!
From the South - I 24, Metropolis, and Paducah
Turn right at top of ramp at the Metropolis Exit and go east about 5 miles to the north edge of Brookport (Route 45) and turn LEFT or east on the Unionville Blacktop. Drive east out of Brookport to Unionville (about 5 miles), then on thru to New Liberty (about 6 more miles). There will be a church and the Odd Fellows Lodge next door.
TURN LEFT and go north about 13 miles. Be careful of the hills and the curves and the deer! When you come to the river, look for The Yellow House driveway.
Take the Metropolis exit off Interstate 24. Exit ramp goes to the right. Turn right again but just go .2 miles. Turn left onto Illinois Rt. 145. Go 6.1 miles. There is a house with a chain link fence on the NE corner. Turn right onto Rosebud Rd./Co. Rd. 1200N. Go 3.9 miles to a T.Turn left. Go around a sharp 90 degree curve to the right. Stay on this road for 2.1 miles.
Turn right onto Cave Springs Rd. Go 5.1 miles. This road turns into Bay City Rd. You will go through pines, around some sharp curves at a pond, and down the bluff. At the bottom of the bluff there is a sharp curve to the left. Then go 2 miles straight ahead to Bay City. Follow the same directions as the ones from the north.
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