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Illinois Historical Markers
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Description:
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.

Expanded Description:

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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  • County
  • Historical Society
  • Dedication Date
  • Location
  • Website
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Illinois Historical MarkersWoodlawn Cemetery Memorial Day Celebration

in Illinois Historical Markers

This Carbondale cemetery figures prominently in the history of establishing the Memorial Day holiday celebrated annually in the US.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NoLemon

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/5/2006

last visited: 9/21/2013

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Illinois Historical MarkersWoodlawn Cemetery ~ Carbondale, IL

in Illinois Historical Markers

Large cemetery, and site of first Memorial Day.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/18/2011

last visited: 9/21/2013

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Illinois Historical MarkersNewell House Hotel - Carbondale, IL

in Illinois Historical Markers

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 MarkersReverend Lenus Turley ~ Carbondale,

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Community leader, and active civil rights worker. Made such an impact on this city, a park is named after him.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/11/2010

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersGeorge Rogers Clark Campsite

in Illinois Historical Markers

Campsite of George Rogers Clark during his march to Kaskaskia.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member snfromky

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/8/2006

last visited: 8/10/2006

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Illinois Historical MarkersWilliam A. Sunday

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A marker that commemorates an Evangelist and his revival that was held in Murphysboro, IL.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member snfromky

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/11/2015

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersFirst Coal Mine in Illinois-Murphysboro, IL

in Illinois Historical Markers

Located on the southeast corner of the courthouse square, this historical sign celebrates Illinois' first coal mine.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member snfromky

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/4/2013

last visited: 7/5/2014

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Illinois Historical MarkersCompany H 27th Illinois Infantry

in Illinois Historical Markers

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

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member snfromky

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/5/2014

last visited: 7/5/2014

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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 Regular 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 Regular 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 Regular 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 Regular Member snfromky

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/5/2014

last visited: 7/5/2014

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Illinois Historical MarkersMajor General John A. Logan

in Illinois Historical Markers

This marker stands at the birthplace of John A. Logan.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member snfromky

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/1/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersJohn A. Logan Speech - Marion, Illinois

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Marker in Marion town square commemorating a speech by John A. Logan which shaped the direction of southern Illinois during the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/6/2009

last visited: 7/16/2018

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Illinois Historical MarkersMarion Tornado Memorial - Marion, IL

in Illinois Historical Markers

The loss caused by a horrific natural disaster.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/4/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersGeorge Rogers Clark Campsite #2

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This marker commemorates the July 1, 1778, campsite for Lt. Col. Clark’s troop of 170 volunteers.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NoLemon

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/5/2006

last visited: 7/11/2007

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Illinois Historical MarkersRed Star Mill ~ Du Quoin, IL

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Du Quoin, home of Illinois' State Fair, and Harness Racing. If you chose to go there, the name is pronounced "Dew Coin".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/9/2010

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersHome of John & Mary Logan

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John A. Logan's political career, and their movements.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/11/2008

last visited: 10/11/2006

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe First Beatle in America George Harrison - Benton, IL

in Illinois Historical Markers

Just unveiled in September 2013, this new marker commemorates the 50th anniversary of George Harrison's first visit to America (before he was fab.)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/26/2013

last visited: 6/8/2018

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Illinois Historical MarkersAnna-Jonesboro

in Illinois Historical Markers

This old Illinois Historical marker, commemorating the founding of Union County and the towns of Jonesboro and Anna, has seen better days.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NoLemon

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/5/2006

last visited: 7/22/2006

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Illinois Historical MarkersLewis and Clark in Illinois

in Illinois Historical Markers

This Mississippi River formation goes by several names, Grand Tower, Tower Rock, etc. To learn more, view the links inside.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/27/2010

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLooking For Lincoln - 3rd Debate - Jonesboro, Illinois

in Illinois Historical Markers

Historical marker commemorating the third Lincoln - Douglas debate at the former fairgrounds in Jonesboro.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/4/2009

last visited: 9/21/2013

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Illinois Historical MarkersLewis and Clark Expedition - Grand Tower

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Daniel Boone's nephew and Lewis & Clark, this remote location saw its share of history.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/27/2010

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersWhere Lincoln Walked - Jonesboro, IL

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Another in the Looking for Lincoln series, detailing Lincoln's visit to the town for his third debate with Douglas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/22/2013

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln-Douglas Debate

in Illinois Historical Markers

Historical marker in the center of Jonesboro, IL. The center of town

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NoLemon

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/5/2006

last visited: 5/22/2012

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