Golconda in Pope County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Alexander Hall Buel House
Built by A. H. Buel, who received a deed to the lot 18 October, 1841 from Daniel Field. Family members, some of whom lived in the house until 1986, thought Mr. Buel, a tanner, built the house shortly after the deed was executed.
The Buels came to Golconda in 1836. They witnessed the 1838-39 Cherokee Trail of Tears and told the story of feeding pumpkin to two weary travelers. A son, James William, was a renowned non-fiction author in the late 1800's and early 1900's.
The property was purchased by Frank J. Mason, Springfield, who presented it to Governor Jim Edgar for the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency in 1992.
Erected 1992 by Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is October 18, 1841.
Location. 37° 21.847′ N, 88° 29.067′ W. Marker is in Golconda, Illinois, in Pope County. Marker is on Madison Street east of Columbus Avenue, on the right when Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 408 Madison St, Golconda IL 62938, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Thomas Davidson Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis and Clark in Illinois (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sarah Lusk (approx. 0.2 miles away); Golconda (approx. ¼ mile away); Imagine the Scene (approx. 1.2 miles away in Kentucky); They Passed This Way (approx. 1.2 miles away in Kentucky); McGilligan Creek (approx. 2.8 miles away in Kentucky); The Original Route (approx. 2.9 miles away in Kentucky). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Golconda.
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