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

Cherry Grove Seminary

1836 1866

 
 
Cherry Grove Seminary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, May 14, 2013
1. Cherry Grove Seminary Marker
Inscription.  
A Cumberland Presbyterian School, stood on the knoll west of this spot. It was founded by George Latimer, a grandson of Col. Jonathan Latimer and served the community as church and school for thirty years, when it was united with the school at Lincoln, Illinois.

 
Erected by Colonel Jonathan Latimer Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 40° 49.195′ N, 90° 24.31′ W. Marker is near Abingdon, Illinois, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of Illinois Route 41 and Cherry Grove Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling south on State Route 41. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Abingdon IL 61410, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carl Sandburg Birthplace (approx. 8.3 miles away); Carl Sandburg State Historic Site (approx. 8.3 miles away); The Fifth Debate
Wide View of Cherry Grove Seminary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, May 14, 2013
2. Wide View of Cherry Grove Seminary Marker
(approx. 8.7 miles away); Lincoln-Douglas Debate (approx. 8.7 miles away); Tompkins Street (approx. 8.8 miles away); Original Site of Galesburg Sr. High School (approx. 8.8 miles away); West Street (approx. 9 miles away); Galesburg, Illinois (approx. 9 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2020, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2020, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.
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