Vandalia in Fayette County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Madonna of the Trail
The National Old Trails Road
Covered Wagon Days
The Cumberland Road.
the Federal Government.
Was authorized by Congress
and approved by
Thomas Jefferson in 1806.
Vandalia marks the
At Vandalia, Abraham Lincoln,
member of Illinois Legislature,
those high principles
of freedom and justice
which gave the slaves
the Union a savior.
A gift to the City of Vandalia, 1928
Mrs. William Sweeney, State Regent
Mrs. Virgil V. Clary, State Regent
Illinois State Organization NSDAR
Erected 1928 by National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Madonnas of the Trail, and the The Historic National Road marker series.
Location. 38° 57.649′ N, 89° 5.67′ W. Marker is in Vandalia, Illinois, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Gallatin Street and 4th Street, on the left when traveling east on Gallatin Street. Click for map. Marker is at the southwest corner of the Old State Capitol
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cumberland Road (here, next to this marker); First Protest Against Slavery (a few steps from this marker); Where Did Lincoln Stay? (within shouting distance of this marker); Flack's Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Charters Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Second State Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); First Elective Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Public Printer (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Vandalia.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . .
1. History of Vandalia, Illinois. (Submitted on May 12, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. DAR Madonna of the Trail. (Submitted on May 12, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 634 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.