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Edwardsville in Madison County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Madison County Centennial Monument

 
 
The Madison County Centennial Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, January 8, 2020
1. The Madison County Centennial Monument
Ground plaque
Inscription.  
This monument was dedicated September 16, 1912, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Madison County and rededicated on September 15, 2012, to commemorate its 200th anniversary.

Dedicated to early Madison County settlers by Governor Charles Deneen, an Edwardsville native, the monument was designed by renowned sculptor Charles Mulligan. The 16-foot-high, 30-ton monument is made from Georgia marble. It features four female figures representing Justice on the north, Virtue on the east, Plenty on the south, and Wisdom on the west.

The 2012 restoration was made through the combined efforts of Madison County and the City of Edwardsville as part of the celebration of the County's Bicentennial.
 
Erected 2012.
 
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: LandmarksParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical date for this entry is September 16, 1912.
 
Location. 38° 48.671′ N, 89° 57.214′ W. Marker is in Edwardsville, Illinois, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from South Buchanan Street just south of East
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Vandalia Street (Illinois Route 143/157), on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in Edwardsville City Park, behind Edwardsville Public Library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 South Buchanan Street, 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. In Memory of Dr. Thomas R. Yates (a few steps from this marker); In grateful memory of the early settlers (a few steps from this marker); Cleaon Etzkorn Bandstand (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Abraham Lincoln's Speech (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Madison County Poor Farm (approx. ¼ mile away); Governor Charles Deneen (approx. ¼ mile away); Governor Thomas Ford (approx. ¼ mile away); Governor Edward Coles (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwardsville.
 
Also see . . .  Madison County Centennial Monument Rededication. From Madison County's (IL) website, this features several moments of the rededication event. (Submitted on February 19, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
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The Madison County Centennial Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, January 8, 2020
2. The Madison County Centennial Monument
In front of the monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 19, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 209 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 19, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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