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Illinois Historical Markers
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Illinois historic markers are our windows to the past. They educate us, they make us curious to investigate, or they provide a nice excuse to take a break and stretch our legs while we read what happened here.

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This category can include any marker, sign, plaque etc... that has been placed by any state, county or local historical society as long as it is in the state of Illinois.

Instructions for Posting a Illinois Historical Markers Waymark:

To list a new marker please include the following:

  • Picture of the marker so the text legible.
  • Coordinates (of course)
  • The County where the marker is placed.
  • The city or town
  • A detailed description of the site. For example: What happened there? Text from the marker is great or use your own words to describe the location.
  • Optional: Include a related website, who and when it was dedicated.
  • Optional, but encouraged:Picture of the area around the marker.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:

To log your visit please include the following:

  • A picture of the marker. Including yourself in the picture would be nice but not required.
  • Tell about your experience, thoughts, knowledge of the site or anything else you feel you want to share about your visit.

Reminder: In Waymarking, it is not bad etiquette to log your own Waymark. Please feel free log a visit for any marker you submit.

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  • Historical Society
  • Dedication Date
  • Location
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Illinois Historical MarkersThe Lord's Barn - Quincy IL

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This historical plaque, located directly behind the Gardner Museum, tells the story of what happened on this corner in early 1830's.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/7/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersAugustine Tolton - Quincy IL

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This historical plaque, at the northwest corner of 7th & Maine, stands in front of St. Boniface Church, and describes an important character in the history of the Catholic Church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/6/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersOrville Hickman Browning - Quincy IL

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This plaque is mounted on the outside wall of St. Boniface School, at the intersection of 7th & Hampshire in downtown Quincy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/4/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersSt. Peter Church - Quincy IL

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This plaque, affixed to the Maine Street side of city hall, explains the history of this site, and a character who played a historic role in Illinois and Catholic Church history.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/27/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersOriginal Site Of Quincy College - Quincy IL

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This sign gives a brief history of what happened on this site. Southeast corner of Eighth and Maine in downtown Quincy, in front of the old Knights of Columbus building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/20/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersMaternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish - Bourbonnais, IL

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This plaque commemorates the the founding of the Parish of Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the parish veterans of World War I. It is located in front of the church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/6/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersSt. Viator College - Bourbonnais, IL

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This bronze plaque was erected to honor the 50th anniversary of the founding of St. Viator College in 1868, by the class of 1921. It is located on the grounds of Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/6/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersColonel Lindorf Ozburn

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This marker is dedicated to a Jackson County military man.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member snfromky

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/5/2014

last visited: 7/5/2014

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Illinois Historical MarkersIsrael Blanchard

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This marker commemorates a man arrested during the turbulent times of the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member snfromky

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/5/2014

last visited: 7/5/2014

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Illinois Historical MarkersDr. John Logan

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A marker commemorating the life of Dr. John Logan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member snfromky

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/5/2014

last visited: 7/5/2014

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Illinois Historical MarkersLogan Day 1914

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This marker commemorates the Logan Day celebration in 1914.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member snfromky

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/5/2014

last visited: 7/5/2014

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Illinois Historical MarkersCompany H 27th Illinois Infantry

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Marker commemorating the raising of a local Infantry unit during the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member snfromky

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/5/2014

last visited: 7/5/2014

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Illinois Historical MarkersOld Chicago Trail - Paw Paw, IL

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A marker describing the significance of the stage coach road from Chicago to Galena that went through the old town of Paw Paw (Grove), in Lee County, Illinois

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MountainWoods

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/4/2014

last visited: 7/3/2014

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Illinois Historical MarkersHamilton Primary School - Jerseyville, IL

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A courthouse lawn boulder and marker to commemorate the school which is in Otterville

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/22/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersSite of Lincoln's "Unknown Ground" Speech - Waterloo, IL

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Mounted on the gazebo on the courthouse lawn, when the former court house stood

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/19/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersNewell House Hotel - Carbondale, IL

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Station stop # 3, of a series of, I am not sure, how many stations.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/17/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersWestfield College Bell - Westfield, IL

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Now sits along side a church

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/8/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersSite of Westfield College - Westfield, IL

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Became the high school when the college closed, then the building burnt down.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/7/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersCumberland Road, I-70 rest area, E. of Marshall, IL

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I-70 rest area historic marker on US-40 which ran just south of here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/4/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical Markers100th Anniversary of Marshall, Illinois

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Millstones, George Rogers Clark and the anniversary, lots of info on small marker

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/4/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersNational Trail - E. Bound I-70, near Effingham, IL

in Illinois Historical Markers

Both the E. & W. bound rest areas are named "National Trails Rest Area", so I assume a similar marker will be across the highway.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/30/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersBeardstown High School Band - 1936

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Must have been a great trip in 1936, would be an exciting one, even today.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/29/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersSite of Abraham Lincoln Speech - Beardstown, IL

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Boulder in city park records the spot where he spoke. This was part of the Lincoln-Douglas debates.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/28/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersFlora

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Founding of Flora

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/27/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersGeneral Logan's Marriage - Old Shawneetown, IL

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The land registrar of Shawneetown was an old friend of Gen. Logan's and as a jest Mr. Cunningham promised his daughter to the General (she was 8 at the time)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/21/2014

last visited: never

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