Lewistown in Fulton County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erected 1974 by Fulton County Historical Society and Illinois State Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Illinois State Historical Society series lists.
Location. 40° 23.808′ N, 90° 9.32′ W. Marker is in Lewistown, Illinois, in Fulton County. Marker is on North Main Street (Illinois Route 97) north of West Lincoln Avenue, on Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North Main Street, Lewistown IL 61542, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mason County's Tribute to the Soldiers 1861 - 1865 (approx. 8.3 miles away); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 8.3 miles away); On This Spot Abraham Lincoln Spoke to the Citizens of Bath (approx. 14 miles away).
More about this marker. Marker is a painted metal plaque, mounted at eye-level on a metal post.
Also see . . .
1. Ossian M. Ross. Ossian M. Ross was a pioneer farmer, stock-raiser, and merchant in Illinois, who served as a major in the War of 1812 and subsequently founded the Illinois towns of Lewistown and Havana, and who also played a prominent role in establishing Fulton and Mason counties in that state. Ossian Ross donated a quarter-section of his land to the town for the establishment of a public square, courthouse, jail, church, and Masonic temple. (Submitted on January 27, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Abraham Lincoln, Postmaster. Two postmasters became U.S. Presidents (Submitted on January 27, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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