Governor Shadrach Bond, 1773-1832 - Chester, Illinois
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N 37° 55.006 W 089° 49.607
16S E 251510 N 4200348
Quick Description: The Governor Bond State Memorial marks the grave of Shadrach Bond (1773-1832), the first governor of Illinois after it attained statehood in 1818.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 8/27/2007 7:34:39 PM
Waymark Code: WM236V
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member NoLemon
Views: 49

Long Description:
Shadrach Bond, the first Governor of Illinois, was born November 24, 1773, in Fredericktown, Maryland. He came to Illinois in 1794 and farmed at New Design. In 1805 he was elected to the Indiana Territorial Assembly, where he was instrumental in creating the Illinois and Indiana boundaries. Bond was elected to Congress in 1812 as the first Territorial Delegate from Illinois. He served in both the Twelfth and Thirteenth Congresses. In 1818 Bond was elected Governor. During his term the capitol was moved from Kaskaskia to Vandalia, and a State Banking System was established.

County: Randolph

Dedication Date: 1986

Location: Chester's Evergreen Cemetery

Historical Society: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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