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Benton in Franklin County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Home of John & Mary Logan 1856-1861

 
 
Home of John & Mary Logan 1856-1861 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, August 9, 2020
1. Home of John & Mary Logan 1856-1861 Marker
Inscription.  John A. Logan 1826-1886, U.S. Representative 1859-1862, 1867-1871 Civil War General 1861-1865, U.S. Senator, 1871-1877, 1879-1886; Vice presidential Candidate with James Blaine 1884. He established Memorial Day as a National holiday in 1868.

John A. Logan and Mary Cunningham were married in Shawneetown on November 27, 1855, and then moved to Benton where John practiced law. They lived in a small frame house on this site. Mary moved to Carbondale in 1861 where she remained during the Civil War.
 
Erected 1989 by Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 59.726′ N, 88° 55.225′ W. Marker is in Benton, Illinois, in Franklin County. Marker is on South Main Street (Illinois Route 37) south of Church Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this
Home of John & Mary Logan 1856-1861 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, August 9, 2020
2. Home of John & Mary Logan 1856-1861 Marker
postal address: 202 S Main St, Benton IL 62812, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. The First Beatle In America (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line).
 
More about this marker. The Illinois State Historical Society's website lists that this marker was originally placed in 1967, and it may have been replaced with the current one.
 
Also see . . .  John Logan on Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 11, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 10, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.   2. submitted on August 11, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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