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Near Elkhart in Logan County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Elkhart Cemetery

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, September 27, 2020
1. Elkhart Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Northeast of this site on Elkhart Hill is Oglehurst, home and burial place of Richard J. Oglesby (1824-1899) the only three time Governor of Illinois. (1864-1872-1884) He was also a U.S. Senator and a personal friend of Abraham Lincoln. Oglesby moved to Elkhart in 1890.

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 SitesEntertainmentSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 40° 1.213′ N, 89° 28.301′ W. Marker
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By Jason Voigt, September 27, 2020
2. Elkhart Cemetery Marker
Marker is on the right side of the entrance to Elkhart Cemetery.
is near Elkhart, Illinois, in Logan County. Marker is on Chapel Road east of Governor's Dr, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located at the entrance of Elkhart Cemetery. 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 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lincoln's Elkhart Connection (a few steps from this marker); Route 66 in Elkhart (approx. half a mile away); Pig Hip Restaurant (approx. 3.6 miles away); When the Wagons Rolled (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Golden Years (approx. 6.2 miles away); Middletown's Lincoln (approx. 8.3 miles away); The Mill on 66 (approx. 9.7 miles away); Lincoln's Law Practice (approx. 9.9 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.) 
 
Tomb of Richard James Oglesby image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 27, 2020
3. Tomb of Richard James Oglesby
Mentioned on the marker, this is the final resting place for 3-time Governor of 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 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 27, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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