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Coralville in Johnson County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Samuel Jordan Kirkwood

1813 – 1894

 
 
Samuel Jordan Kirkwood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 10, 2010
1. Samuel Jordan Kirkwood Marker
Inscription. Kirkwood is the only Iowan to serve as governor, U.S. senator and as a cabinet member. He came to Iowa in 1855 to operate a grist mill in this vicinity. Elected governor in 1859 as a Republican, Kirkwood administered he office with forcefulness and ability during the Civil War. In 1864 he filled a vacancy in the Senate and later served a third term as governor. He was elected senator again in 1877, but resigned to become Secretary of the Interior in 1881. After President Garfield’s assassination, Kirkwood retired from politics and returned to Iowa City.
 
Erected 1978 by Iowa State Historical Department, Division of the State Historical Society and by the Johnson County Historical Society. (Marker Number 33.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Iowa, State Historical Society of marker series.
 
Location. 41° 40.435′ N, 91° 34.219′ W. Marker is in Coralville, Iowa, in Johnson County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Street and 3rd Avenue, on the left when traveling west on 5th Street. Click for map. The marker is located at the Johnson County Historical Society Heritage Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 310 5th Street, Coralville IA 52241, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Wide view of the Samuel Jordan Kirkwood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 10, 2010
2. Wide view of the Samuel Jordan Kirkwood Marker
The marker stands on the front lawn of the Heritage Museum of Johnson County.
At least 4 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mormon Handcart Brigade Camp (approx. 0.9 miles away); Historic Amana Colonies (approx. 5.9 miles away); Historic Iowa City / Mormon Handcart Trail - 1856 (approx. 5.9 miles away); Hoover Historic Site / Hoover’s West Branch (approx. 6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress - Kirkwood, Samuel Jordan, (1813 - 1894). (Submitted on July 18, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. National Governors Association - Iowa Governor Samuel Jordan Kirkwood. (Submitted on July 18, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
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Grave site of Samuel Jordan Kirkwood image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 10, 2010
3. Grave site of Samuel Jordan Kirkwood
The Kirkwood family plot at Oakland Cemetery in nearby Iowa City
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 925 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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