Edwardsville in Madison County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Home of Five Illinois Governors
Edward Coles 1822-1826
Ninian Edwards 1826-1830
John Reynolds 1830-1834
Thomas Ford 1842-1846
Charles S. Deneen 1905-1913
Erected 1971 by Land O'Goshen Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
Location. 38° 48.698′ N, 89° 57.511′ W. Marker is in Edwardsville, Illinois, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of St Louis Street and Randle Street, on the left when traveling east on St Louis Street. Marker is located in Hotz Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Edwardsville IL 62025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ninian Edwards (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Abraham Lincoln's Speech (about 500 feet away); Edwardsville National Bank Clock (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Cemetery in the City of Edwardsville (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Madison County Centennial Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Cleaon Etzkorn Bandstand (approx. ¼ mile away); In grateful memory of the early settlers (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of Dr. Thomas R. Yates (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwardsville.
More about this marker. Marker was dedicated on May 30, 1971, and the ceremony was attended by several, including the presidents of the Madison County Historical Society and the Land O'Goshen Historical Society, as well as State Senator Sam Vadalabene.
Also see . . . The Monument You May Be Missing. An article from the Edwardsville Intelligencer (published on March 9, 2011) about the history of the "Five Governors" marker (Submitted on December 2, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2011, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. This page has been viewed 514 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on December 2, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. Photo 1. submitted on October 29, 2011, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.