Griggsville in Pike County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erected by Griggsville Preservation and Restoration Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
Location. 39° 42.528′ N, 90° 43.51′ W. Marker is in Griggsville, Illinois, in Pike County. Marker is on South Stanford Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Griggsville IL 62340, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Griggsville Fire Bell (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lime Kiln (approx. 4.4 miles away); General Grant and the 21st IL Regiment (approx. 4.9 miles away); Cobb Family Cabin (approx. 5.2 miles away); Perry Church of Christ Memorial Park (approx. 5.2 miles away); Potawatomi Trail of Death Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Griggsville.
Regarding Skinner House. The house was owned by a prominent local doctor and used to have a second half to the left that was a mirror of what remains. His medical practice was downstairs and he lived upstairs. A small outbuilding is now home to an extensive county archive and the home is a museum. The home and archive are open for some events throughout the year or by appointment.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 17, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.