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Monroe City in Monroe County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

William H. Bissell

 
 
William H. Bissell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, January 27, 2020
1. William H. Bissell Marker
Inscription.  William H. Bissell 1811-1860. The eleventh governor of Illinois lived in this vicinity before he was thirty, serving as pioneer physician, teacher, and lawyer. He was elected as a democrat to the state legislature, becoming speaker of the house, after serving as a colonel in the Mexican War. He became a member of congress in 1852, He was elected first republican Governor of Illinois in1856, and died in office in 1860.
 
Erected 1974 by Monroe County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationScience & MedicineSettlements & SettlersWar, Mexican-American. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
 
Location. 38° 15.22′ N, 90° 15.713′ W. Marker is in Monroe City, Illinois, in Monroe County. Marker is on Bluff Road, 0 miles south of KK Road, on the left. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5076 Baum Road, Waterloo IL 62298, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pioneer Mill (here, next to this marker); Immaculate Conception Church
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(approx. 1.3 miles away); Maeystown (approx. 2˝ miles away); Village of Maeystown (approx. 2˝ miles away); St. John's First Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Village of Maeystown, Ill. (approx. 2.6 miles away); Salem-Baum Evangelical Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); M102 Howitzer (approx. 3.8 miles away).
 
William H. Bissell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, January 15, 2020
2. William H. Bissell Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2020, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 27, 2020, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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