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Gov. Augustus C. French - Palestine, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 39° 00.118 W 087° 36.845
16S E 446826 N 4317174
Quick Description: Home site of a former Governor.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 3/23/2008 6:25:16 AM
Waymark Code: WM3E9X
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Special.Ed
Views: 11

Long Description:

County of marker: Crawford County
Location of marker: S. Pike St. & Grand Prairie St., Palestine
Marker Erected by: The Citizens of Palestine and The Illinois State Historical Society
Date marker erected: 1962

Marker Text:

GOV. AUGUSTUS C. FRENCH
On this site stood the home of Augustus C. French (1808-1864) when he was elected the ninth Governor of Illinois. The early settlers in Illinois came mostly from southern states so that French, a native of New Hampshire, was the first "Yankee" to be elected Governor.

County: Crawford.

Historical Society: The Citizens of Palestine and The Illinois State Historical Society

Dedication Date: 1962.

Location: S. Pike St. & Grand Prairie St., Palestine.

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