Near Mount Sterling in Brown County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Mt. Sterling, Illinois
James Washington Singleton came to this area from Virginia around 1834 and live in Mt. Sterling until 1854 when he move to Quincy. A doctor, lawyer, and later a railroad executive, he became a brigadier general in the Illinois militia and served in the Mormon War of 1844. He was also a delegate to two Illinois State Constitutional
Erected 1968 by Illinois State Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list.
Location. 39° 59.601′ N, 90° 40.629′ W. Marker is near Mount Sterling, Illinois, in Brown County. Marker is on Highway 24 (U.S. 24) west of County Road 1250 E (County Route 1250), on the left when traveling west. Marker is located at a roadside area. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: US-24, Mount Sterling IL 62353, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abraham Lincoln Spoke Here (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Scripps Family (approx. 10 miles away); Union Baptist Church (approx. 10˝ miles away); Militiaman Lincoln (approx. 10.6 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 10.6 miles away); 1812-1900 War MemorialLincoln's Reception (approx. 10.7 miles away); Abraham Lincoln in Rushville (approx. 10.7 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 423 times since then and 150 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 12, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.