Jerseyville in Jersey County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The McAdams, Plummer & Hagen Cabins
Joshua and Melvina Plummer owned the cabin in the center. It was located in Rosedale Township, near the northern border of Pere Marquette Park. Joshua planted an apple orchard and farmed the hilly land with mules. Melvina tended White Leghorn chickens, canned fruit and vegetables, and raised eight children. By 1938, the Plummer family lived in a farmhouse and used the cabin as a smoke house and as a place to make apple cider.
Felix Hagen Sr. built the log cabin on your left in the late 1880s near Deer Plain in neighboring Calhoun County. It originally had two stories and porches upstairs and down. Before Felix built
Louis Stumpe, Jr. bought the Plummer and Hagen cabins in the 1970s and relocated them to the family farm near McClusky. In 2014, Eveyln Stumpe and her family donated the cabins to the Historical Society. The Plummer cabin was moved to our grounds that summer and opened for tours that fall. Before relocating the Hagen cabin to our grounds in 2016, the second story and porches were removed. The Hagen cabin was finished and opened for tours in 2017.
Recreating Hickory Grove
The completion of the Hagen cabin marked the end of more than a decade of work to reproduce Hickory Grove, the tiny settlement that existed here before being renamed Jerseyville in 1834. That settlement included three log cabins and the Red House.
Erected 2017 by Jersey County Historical Society.
Location. 39° 7.448′ N, 90° 19.765′ W. Marker is in Jerseyville, Illinois, in Jersey County. Marker can be reached from North State Street (U.S. 67) 0.1 miles south of Snedeker Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located on the grounds of Jersey County Historical Society. It can be accessed from the driveway (to the left of the Cheney Mansion) off State Street (US 67), which leads to a parking lot in front of the cabins. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 North State Street, Jerseyville IL 62052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Union Forest Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lone Star School (within shouting distance of this marker); The Red House / Cheney Mansion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Hathaway Cemetery Memorial (about 700 feet away); Hamilton Primary School (approx. 6.2 miles away); Thomas Carlin (approx. 13 miles away); Our Lady of the Rivers (approx. 13.4 miles away in Missouri); St Rose Philippine Duchesne (approx. 13.4 miles away in Missouri). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jerseyville.
Also see . . . Dedication of Hagen cabin. Online newspaper article from the Jersey County Journal (published August 2, 2018) (Submitted on November 20, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.