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Pittsfield in Pike County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

William Grimshaw House

Built 1847

 
 
William Grimshaw House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Emily Pursley, December 23, 2018
1. William Grimshaw House Marker
Inscription.  Grimshaw was admitted to the bar in Philadelphia, PA, and came to Pike County in 1833. A prominent local attorney, he was adjutant of the 17th Ill. Militia and a delegate to both state constitutional conventions as a Whig Party member. He authored the provision against dueling in the 1847 state constitution. Grimshaw participated in several court cases with Lincoln in Pike County and hired Lincoln to represent him in a federal court case in Chicago. Grimshaw's office was in one of he front rooms of his home. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Chicago in 1860, which nominated Lincoln for President.
 
Erected by The Abe Lincoln Project and Looking for Lincoln in Pike County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1833.
 
Location. 39° 36.614′ N, 90° 48.944′ W. Marker is in Pittsfield, Illinois, in Pike County. Marker is at the intersection of West Perry Street and North Clinton Street, on the right when traveling west on West Perry
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Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsfield IL 62363, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Reuben Scanland House (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Pike County Poet (approx. 0.4 miles away); John G. Nicolay (approx. 0.6 miles away); John M. Hay (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pike County's Lincoln (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lincoln's Pike County (approx. 0.6 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named John G. Nicolay (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsfield.
 
William Grimshaw House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Emily Pursley, December 29, 2018
2. William Grimshaw House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. This page has been viewed 524 times since then and 150 times this year. Last updated on January 17, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 14, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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