Lebanon in St. Clair County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Deneen Family
On this site stood the home of the Deneen family long associated with the history of McKendree College -- Rev. William L. Deneen; Professor Samuel H. Deneen; and Charles S. Deneen, Governor of Illinois, 1905-1913, and US Senator, 1925-1931. They were three generations of outstanding McKendree alumni.
Erected 1966 by The Lebanon Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list.
Location. 38° 36.37′ N, 89° 49.04′ W. Marker is in Lebanon, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Marker is on Stanton Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is in the front yard of a private residence, which is located next to McKendree University's Faculty Services building. Both are located across from the grounds of McKendree University. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 303 Stanton St, Lebanon IL 62254, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mermaid House HotelIllinois Remembers POW/MIA (approx. 4.7 miles away); C-21A (approx. 4.8 miles away); KC-135E Stratotanker (approx. 4.8 miles away); C-130E Hercules (approx. 4.8 miles away); C-9A Nightingale (approx. 4.8 miles away); C-140A Jetstar (approx. 4.8 miles away); C-141B Starlifter (approx. 4.8 miles away).
Regarding The Deneen Family. McKendree College was renamed McKendree University in 2007. It is the oldest college or university in Illinois (founded in 1828 as Lebanon Seminary).
Also see . . . Charles S. Deneen on Wikipedia. Wikipedia entry for Charles S. Deneen (mentioned on the marker), which talks about his life in public service. (Submitted on December 7, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.