Edwardsville in Madison County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
In grateful memory of the early settlers
who by courage industry and endurance
transformed a wilderness into a
land of order peace and plenty.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 38° 48.667′ N, 89° 57.2′ W. Marker is in Edwardsville, Illinois, in Madison County. Marker is on South Buchanan Street (Illinois Route 157) south of East Vandalia Street (Illinois Route 143/157), on the right when traveling south. The monument is located in Edwardsville City Park behind the City Library. The park is bordered on four sides by the following streets; Buchanan, Park, Kansas, and Vandalia (old Route 66). 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. The Madison County Centennial Monument (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of Dr. Thomas R. Yates (within shouting distance of this marker); Cleaon Etzkorn Bandstand The Madison County Poor Farm (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Abraham Lincoln's Speech (approx. ¼ mile away); Governor Charles Deneen (approx. ¼ mile away); Governor Edward Coles (approx. ¼ mile away); Governor Thomas Ford (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwardsville.
Additional keywords. library, park, Route 66
Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2011, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. This page has been viewed 628 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on February 19, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 30, 2011, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.