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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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Illinois Historical MarkersGovernor Shadrach Bond, 1773-1832 - Chester, Illinois

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The Governor Bond State Memorial marks the grave of Shadrach Bond (1773-1832), the first governor of Illinois after it attained statehood in 1818.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/27/2007

last visited: 3/18/2012

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Illinois Historical MarkersElias Kent Kane

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Historical marker for the first Secretary of State for Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/6/2007

last visited: 3/18/2012

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Illinois Historical MarkersLewis and Clark in Illinois - Thebes, Illinois

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Historical marker located at wayside along the Mississippi River just north of Thebes.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/5/2009

last visited: 6/5/2006

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Illinois Historical MarkersSteamboats on the Mississippi River

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This marker is placed at a roadside rest area and scenic overlook off of Route 3 in Thebes, IL.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NoLemon

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/5/2006

last visited: 8/5/2011

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Illinois Historical MarkersKaskaskia - Shawneetown and Goshen Trail

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From the Ohio River to the Mississippi, the main road of its day.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/15/2008

last visited: 8/7/2006

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Illinois Historical MarkersThebes Courthouse - Thebes, Illinois

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This is a wooden sign placed by the Town of Thebes describing the very historical Thebes (former Alexander County)Courthouse. It is located at Oak and 5th Streets in Thebes.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/21/2012

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLegend of the Cherokee Rose - Brownfield, IL

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In the Field - Trovillion Cemetery outside Brownfield, where they spent the night during the Trail of Tears March.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/3/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersMt. Vernon Car Mfg. Co. (Missing)

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Railroad car manufacturer, its impact on the town, and its history.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/18/2008

last visited: 9/2/2015

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Illinois Historical MarkersAppellate Courthouse

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Built for Supreme Court, later shared with Appellate Court.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/17/2008

last visited: 9/22/2013

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Illinois Historical MarkersGoshen Road

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Early road that ran from the Ohio River at Shawneetown to the Mississippi river at Edwardsville.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/28/2008

last visited: 8/11/2006

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Illinois Historical MarkersCharter Oak School

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Octagonal brick schoolhouse built in 1873.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/4/2008

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersKaskaskia - Ellis Grove, IL

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Second settlement in Illinois, The Territorial Capital and First State Capital

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kodiak_62

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/21/2008

last visited: 8/23/2008

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Illinois Historical MarkersOld Salt Works

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Oldest salt works west of the Alleghenies.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/18/2008

last visited: 6/30/2008

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Illinois Historical MarkersIllinois in the American Revolution

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Possibly the only marker in this category that's west of the Mississippi, it commemorates a small part of the Revolutionary War that took place in Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Corp Of Discovery

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/23/2007

last visited: 10/1/2011

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Illinois Historical MarkersSite of Fort Kaskaskia - Ellis Grove, IL

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Marker describing the origins of the earthwork remnants of temporary fortifications intended to protect the southern flank of France's colony in Illinois, built on a commanding view of the Mississippi. Now a state historic site.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/17/2011

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersGallatin County Courthouse - Equality, IL

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County courthouse once stood here, where now the Lawler Monument stands.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/21/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLewis and Clark in Illinois - Ellis Grove, IL

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Located at Fort Kaskaskia right outside the pavillion overlooking the Mississippi River

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/24/2013

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersSarah Lusk - Golconda, Illinois

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Historical marker on the grounds of the Pope County Courthouse honoring an early pioneering woman in southeast Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/24/2009

last visited: 8/7/2006

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Illinois Historical MarkersLewis and Clark in Illinois ~ Golconda, IL

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One of a series of markers along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, and the Expedition made is way to the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/10/2009

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLewis and Clark Expedition ~ Golconda, IL

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A series of markers in Southern Illinois, at the various stops made by the expedition.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/10/2009

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLewis and Clark in Illinois

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Fighting currents much heaver then they anticipated, they camped here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/5/2009

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersCivil War Cemetery - Mound City, IL

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Inside the Mound City National Cemetery are several historic markers. They should be seen, and they are combined here as one. Major marker is the Naval Cannon buried breech down and plaqued with the cemetery statistics.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/23/2014

last visited: 7/16/2018

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Illinois Historical MarkersUnited States Military Hospital

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Nuns made a warehouse into a hospital during the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/14/2008

last visited: 4/9/2009

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe Marine Ways

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Keels of 3 famous Civil War Ironclad Gunboats were laid here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/17/2008

last visited: 7/16/2018

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Illinois Historical MarkersCairo, IL

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Historical marker commemorating Cairo, Illinois

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NoLemon

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/5/2006

last visited: 4/5/2013

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