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Near Grafton in Jersey County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Elijah Lovejoy

1802-1837

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, November 17, 2019
1. Elijah Lovejoy Marker
Inscription.  An outspoken abolitionist, Lovejoy was owner and publisher of the Alton "Observer". His anti-slavery writings aroused dangerous animosity in the area. Three times his presses were destroyed by mobs, and replaced by the townspeople. The fourth time he was killed defending his property.
 
Location. 38° 58.353′ N, 90° 32.537′ W. Marker is near Grafton, Illinois, in Jersey County. Marker is on Lodge Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. Marker is on the grounds of Pere Marquette State Park, near the Lodge and Conference Center building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13653 Lodge Boulevard, Grafton IL 62037, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Piasa Bird (within shouting distance of this marker); Illiniwek (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The CCC (about 400 feet away); Pere Jacques Marquette (about 400 feet away); Hamilton Primary School (approx. 9 miles away); Pere Marquette & Joliet 1673 (approx. 11.3 miles away in Missouri);
Elijah Lovejoy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 17, 2019
2. Elijah Lovejoy Marker
Lewis & Clark 1804 (approx. 11.3 miles away in Missouri); Louisiana Territory (approx. 11.3 miles away in Missouri). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grafton.
 
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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 72 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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