Near Elkhart in Logan County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
John Dean Gillett's home is also on Elkhart Hill to the south. A New Englander, Gillett (1819-1883) came to Logan County in 1838. His cattle raising operations were such that he became known as "Cattle King of the World." He owned 16,000 acres of land at his death.
Captain Adam H. Bogardus (1833-1913), the third of these famous men buried here, was known as "Wing shot champion of the world. Bogardus toured with Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show.
Erected 1982 by The Elkhart Homecoming Association and Logan County Tourism Committee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Entertainment • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 40° 1.213′ N, 89° 28.301′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 Governor's Dr, Elkhart IL 62634, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln's Elkhart Connection (a few steps from this marker); Elkhart Public Library (approx. half a mile away); 1917 Krupp K-14 Light Artillery Cannon (approx. half a mile away); Route 66 in Elkhart (approx. half a mile away); Lincoln-Latham-Douglas at the Kentucky House (approx. half a mile away); Heritage Corner (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lincoln With John Dean Gillett (approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkhart.
More about this marker. While this has the same style and format as typical Illinois State Historical Society markers, this was not erected by the ISHS.
Also see . . . Elkhart Cemetery on Findagrave. The cemetery's profile on the user-generated cemetery website Findagrave.com. There are over 1,600 interments at this cemetery. (Submitted on September 27, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 27, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.