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Wanborough, Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 38° 22.503 W 088° 05.394
16S E 404797 N 4247991
Quick Description: The Wanborough, Illinois historical marker is located in the Wanborough Cemetery about 1.5 miles west of Albion, Illinois.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 12/16/2009 11:05:05 AM
Waymark Code: WM7X4F
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Stunod
Views: 8

Long Description:
The marker text reads as follows:

"The former village of Wanborough, Illinois, was established in August 1818, by English settler and entrepreneur Morris Birkbeck. A center of commerce for his fellow countrymen emigrating to the English Settlement in Edwards County, Wanborough once included two taverns, a grist mill, two stores, a pottery, a blacksmith, and one of the State's first breweries. The town, however, lasted for only a short time and was all but abandoned by 1840. Competition from the nearby town of Albion and Birkbeck's accidental drowning in 1825, contributed to the community's demise. This cemetery is all that is left of the village."

Source (visit link)
County: Edwards

Historical Society: The Illinois Foundation for Frontier Studies and the Illinois State Historical Society

Dedication Date: September 2007

Location: The marker is located at the Wanborough Cemetery, 1.5 miles west of Albion and 0.25 miles below IL Route 15. It is on the north side of the Old Fairfield Road (County Road 850 North).

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