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Carrollton in Greene County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Thomas Carlin

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, November 17, 2019
1. Thomas Carlin Marker
Inscription.  Thomas Carlin, sixth elected Governor of Illinois (1838-1842), was an early settler of Illinois and a prominent figure in organizing Greene County and establishing Carrollton as its county seat in 1821.

Born in Kentucky in 1789, Carlin came to the Illinois Territory and served in the War of 1812. He settled on farm land, part of which is now Carrollton.

He served as the county's first sheriff (1821), as a captain in the Black Hawk Militia (1832), as a state senator (1825-1833), and as a land office receiver (1834).

He died in 1852 and is buried in Carrollton City Cemetery.
 
Erected 2000 by Greene County Historical and Genealogical Society, Greene County Board, and the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 39° 18.08′ N, 90° 24.477′ W. Marker is in Carrollton, Illinois, in Greene County. Marker is on 5th Street (U.S. 67) just north of South Main Street, on the left when
Thomas Carlin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 17, 2019
2. Thomas Carlin Marker
Marker is near a statue of Carlin and the Greene County Courthouse.
traveling north. Marker is located at the southeast corner of the Greene County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 519 North Main Street, Carrollton IL 62016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The McAdams, Plummer & Hagen Cabins (approx. 13 miles away); The Union Forest Church (approx. 13 miles away); The Red House / Cheney Mansion (approx. 13 miles away); The Lone Star School (approx. 13 miles away); The Hathaway Cemetery Memorial (approx. 13.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. According to the Illinois State Historical Society's website, the marker was dedicated on September 9, 2000.
 
Also see . . .  Thomas Carlin on Wikipedia. Wikipedia entry for Thomas Carlin, which has more history about him. (Submitted on November 18, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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