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Galesburg in Knox County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Galesburg, Illinois

 
 
Galesburg, Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 23, 2020
1. Galesburg, Illinois Marker
Inscription.  
Founded in 1837 by George Washington Gale, who led a group from upper New York State here to establish a Christian manual labor college and a community.

Knox College and the City of Galesburg stand as testimony to the efforts of these pioneers.
 
Erected 1987 by Sponsored by Altrusa Club of Galesburg.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1837.
 
Location. 40° 56.845′ N, 90° 22.291′ W. Marker is in Galesburg, Illinois, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of Public Square and West Main Street (U.S. 150) on Public Square. Marker is located in a park within the traffic circle. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 46 Public Square, Galesburg IL 61401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Ferris Street (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beecher Chapel (about 600 feet away); West Street
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(about 700 feet away); Original Site of Galesburg Sr. High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tompkins Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mary A. Bickerdyke (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lincoln-Douglas Debate (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galesburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Galesburg, Illinois. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on May 27, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. George Washington Gale. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on May 27, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Galesburg, Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 23, 2020
2. Galesburg, Illinois Marker
George Washington Gale image. Click for full size.
Courtesy Knox College Library
3. George Washington Gale
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 27, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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