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

Gov. Augustus C. French

 
 
Gov. Augustus C. French Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 11, 2009
1. Gov. Augustus C. French Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1962 by Citizens of Palestine, Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 39° 0.122′ N, 87° 36.855′ W. Marker is in Palestine, Illinois, in Crawford County. Marker is on South Pike Street north of West Grand Prairie Street, on the left when traveling north. 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 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Auntie Gogin's Store (about 400 feet away); United States Land Office (about 600 feet away); Houston - Dickson Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dubois Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cullom Homestead (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kitchell Grist Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort LaMotte (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Palestine.
 
Also see . . .
Long View - - Gov. Augustus C. French Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 11, 2009
2. Long View - - Gov. Augustus C. French Marker
A commercial building is now located on the property.

1. 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.) 

2. Official Web Site - - National Governors Association ::. A photo of Gov. Augustus C. French and a "thumb-nail" biography. (Submitted on October 15, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

3. Augustus C. French from Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 18, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Looking East - - Gov. Augustus C. French Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf
3. Looking East - - Gov. Augustus C. French Marker
Looking West - - Gov. Augustus C. French Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 11, 2009
4. Looking West - - Gov. Augustus C. French Marker
Marker can be seen in the background to the left - past what use to be an old "Art Deco" gas station. (Click photo to see the details.)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 769 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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