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Palestine in Crawford County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

United States Land Office

 
 
United States Land Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf
1. United States Land Office Marker
Inscription. A United States Land Office was located at this site in 1820 and operated until 1855. Settlers from as far as Chicago came here to file on homesteads. Young Abraham Lincoln passing through Palestine in 1830 with his family in emigrant wagons noticed a crowd before this land office.
 
Erected 1950 by Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 39° 0.178′ N, 87° 36.76′ W. Marker is in Palestine, Illinois, in Crawford County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and East Market Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Palestine IL 62451, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fife Opera House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Auntie Gogin's Store (about 400 feet away); Houston - Dickson Store (about 500 feet away); Gov. Augustus C. French (about 600 feet away); Cullom Homestead (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dubois Tavern
Another View - - United States Land Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf
2. Another View - - United States Land Office Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Kitchell Grist Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort LaMotte (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Palestine.
 
Also see . . .  Welcome to Palestine, Illinois ::. This is the Official Web Link to the "Pioneer City" - Palestine, Illinois. Good links to check out. (Submitted on October 15, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Categories. GovernmentNotable BuildingsNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
"" Shrubbery - - Class  1931 - 1932 ""  Concrete Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 11, 2009
3. "" Shrubbery - - Class 1931 - 1932 "" Concrete Marker
The building now at this location is the Palestine High School. The Class of 1931-1932 gave a gift to the future.
Looking North / West - - The Markers image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 11, 2009
4. Looking North / West - - The Markers
Looking West - - United States Land Office & Concrete - Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 11, 2009
5. Looking West - - United States Land Office & Concrete - Marker
Markers:: at the South End of  Palestine High School Building image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 11, 2009
6. Markers:: at the South End of Palestine High School Building
Markers - Well Shaded. . . image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf
7. Markers - Well Shaded. . .
Under the tree to the right in the photo.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 830 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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