Galesburg in Knox County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Member of the committee
which purchased the site
of Galesburg in 1835, and
who carried surveyors
chain when the town was
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
Location. 40° 56.713′ N, 90° 22.282′ W. Marker is in Galesburg, Illinois, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of West Tompkins Street and South Broad Street, on the right when traveling west on West Tompkins Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 55 W Tompkins St, 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. Original Site of Galesburg Sr. High School (a few steps from this marker); Beecher Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary A. Bickerdyke (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln-Douglas Debate (about 600 feet away); Old Main (about 700 feet away); This Memorial Tablet Abraham Lincoln Knox College (about 700 feet away); Stephen A. Douglas at Knox College (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galesburg.
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 86 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 27, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.