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Mt. Vernon in Jefferson County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Goshen Road

 
 
Goshen Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 2, 2015
1. Goshen Road Marker
Inscription. The Goshen Road was one of the main arteries of travel in the early 1800's, when Illinois was frontier country. The road ran in a Northwesterly direction from Shawneetown to Edwardsville - A distance of more than 150 miles. Shawneetown and Edwardsville were two of the leading commercial towns in Illinois. In the vast area between these towns most of the early settlements were along the Goshen Road, which was three miles east of this point in Jefferson County. In 1821, after the county was organized, an alternate road was surveyed in order to pass through Mt. Vernon, the county seat.
 
Erected 1973 by the Jefferson County Historical Society and The Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 19.948′ N, 88° 55.478′ W. Marker is in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, in Jefferson County. Marker is on North 27th Street 0.1 miles south of Highland View, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1411 North 27th Street, Mount Vernon IL 62864, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (approx.
Schweinfurth Museum at middle. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 2, 2015
2. Schweinfurth Museum at middle.
The museum currently contains a variety of exhibits ranging from cameras and clocks to a display of bridal attire.
1.1 miles away); The Appellate Court in Mt. Vernon (approx. 1.4 miles away); Why Is Lincoln Beardless? (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Illinois Supreme Court in Mt. Vernon (approx. 1.4 miles away); Appellate Courthouse (approx. 1.4 miles away); State of Illinois v. Illinois Central Railroad (approx. 1.4 miles away); Attorney Abraham Lincoln (approx. 1.4 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away).
 
Regarding Goshen Road. The Historical Society moved the marker 5 miles from it's original location to save it from destruction.
 
Also see . . .  Jefferson County Historical Society Museum & Village. (Submitted on September 25, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
Goshen Road Marker located at Jefferson County Historical Society. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 2, 2015
3. Goshen Road Marker located at Jefferson County Historical Society.
Jefferson County Historical Society next to marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 2, 2015
4. Jefferson County Historical Society next to marker.
The village contains both original buildings and restorations primarily from the late 1800ís through the early 1900ís.
Windmill & Eli Gilbert Grist Mill. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 2, 2015
5. Windmill & Eli Gilbert Grist Mill.
View of village and back of marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 2, 2015
6. View of village and back of marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 99 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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