Albion in Edwards County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
He was stumping southern Illinois as a Whig elector for General William Henry Harrison in the Tippecanoe and Tyler Too Campaign.
In 1861 Lincoln appointed Pickering Governor of Washington Territory.
Erected 1956 by Illinois State Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #09 William Henry Harrison, the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Illinois State Historical Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
Location. 38° 22.607′ N, 88° 4.08′ W. Marker is in Albion, Illinois, in Edwards County. Marker is on West Main Street (Illinois Route 15) east of School Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located off a roadside pullout, in front of Edwards County High School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 361 W Main St, Albion IL 62806, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker St. John's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Morris Birkbeck (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wanborough, Illinois (approx. 1.2 miles away); Gray Mansion (approx. 9.1 miles away); Thomasanne Payne Home Site (approx. 9.1 miles away); Gray Opera House (approx. 9.1 miles away); "Empire Corner" (approx. 9.2 miles away); Vincennes to Shawneetown Stage Coach Line (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albion.
Also see . . . William Pickering on Wikipedia. Mentioned on the marker, Pickering was a close friend and political ally of Lincoln's. Born in England, he served as the fifth governor of Washington Territory from 1862-1866. Pickering is buried at nearby Old Albion Cemetery. (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 11, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.