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Vandalia in Fayette County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Site of Blackwell's White House

 
 
Site of Blackwell's White House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, January 3, 2020
1. Site of Blackwell's White House Marker
Inscription.  Colonel Robert Blackwell's new two-story frame store and boarding house opened on this site in time for the convening of the Ninth General Assembly on December 1, 1834. He advertised board and lodging for 'thirty or forty.'
 
Erected 1954 by Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 57.634′ N, 89° 5.589′ W. Marker is in Vandalia, Illinois, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of West Gallatin Street (U.S. 40/51) and South 3rd Street, on the right when traveling east on West Gallatin Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 South 3rd Street, Vandalia IL 62471, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln As A Polished Politician (within shouting distance of this marker); Unorthodox Romance (within shouting distance of this marker); Sitting with Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); Internal Improvements (about 300 feet away, measured
Site of Blackwell's White House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, January 3, 2020
2. Site of Blackwell's White House Marker
Ground plaque with Old Capitol Shopping Center in the background
in a direct line); Third State Capitol (about 300 feet away); Site of Ernst Hotel (about 400 feet away); Madonna of the Trail (about 400 feet away); Cumberland Road (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vandalia.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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