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Vandalia in Fayette County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Third State Capitol

Erected in 1836

 
 
Third State Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
1. Third State Capitol Marker
Inscription.
The third capitol building owned by the state was restored as a memorial in 1933. It was the capitol from December 3, 1836 to July 4, 1839. Abraham Lincoln was a member of the House during the three sessions of the legislature held in this building, and was the leader in the removal of the capital to Springfield. Stephen A. Douglas was a member of the 1836-1837 session. The Fayette County Courthouse occupied this building 1839-1933.
 
Erected 1954 by Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 57.669′ N, 89° 5.64′ W. Marker is in Vandalia, Illinois, in Fayette County. Click for map. Marker is on the wall next to the south entrance to the Old State Capitol, along Gallatin Street, between Kennedy Boulevard and 4th Street. Marker is in this post office area: Vandalia IL 62471, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Protest Against Slavery (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln and the "Long Nine" (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln As A Polished Politician (within shouting
Third State Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
2. Third State Capitol Marker
To left of doorway
distance of this marker); Cumberland Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Madonna of the Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Internal Improvements (within shouting distance of this marker); Sitting with Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); First Elective Office (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Vandalia.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Vandalia, Illinois. (Submitted on May 12, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Old State Capitol. (Submitted on May 12, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismPoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
Third State Capitol Carved Stone image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
3. Third State Capitol Carved Stone
Third (Old) State Capitol image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
4. Third (Old) State Capitol
Looking north
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 375 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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