Benton in Franklin County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Home of John & Mary Logan 1856-1861
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 Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The First Beatle In America (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Honor of Those Who Served Our Country (approx. 9.8 miles away); In Memory of All Veterans of All Wars (approx. 10½ miles away); Ever Protect the Freedom for Which They Fought (approx. 10½ miles away).
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 85 times since then and 19 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.