Bloomington in McLean County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Gridley Family Plot
Evergreen Memorial Cemetery
04/21/1810 - 01/20/1881
Banker, lawyer, politician, merchant, and first millionaire in McLean County.
The town of Gridley is named for him.
Gridley was once sued for slander and hired Abraham Lincoln as his defense and won the case; Lincoln argued the Gridley's words could not be slander because everyone knew that Gridley spoke that way.
Mary Ann Enos Gridley
03/18/1818 - 11/22/1900
Juliet Gridley, Albert Gridley, Mary Gridley Bell, and Edward Gridley
Erected by Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list.
Location. 40° 28.174′ N, 88° 59.311′ W. Marker is in Bloomington, Illinois, in McLean County. Marker can be reached from East Miller Street. Marker is located at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 302 E Miller St, Bloomington IL 61701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dorothy Louise Gage (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McCormick Family Plot (about 300 feet away); Adlai Ewing Stevenson I (about 500 feet away); Adlai Ewing Stevenson II (about 500 feet away); Plane Crash Memorial (about 500 feet away); Angeline Strode Turner Lamon (about 500 feet away); Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourne (about 600 feet away); John M. Scott / Charlotte Ann Perry Scott (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomington.
Also see . . . Asahel Gridley on Wikipedia. Gridley was also a brigadier general in the Black Hawk War, and was elected to three terms in the Illinois General Assembly. In addition to the town named after him, Gridley also platted the nearby towns of LeRoy and Lexington. (Submitted on November 17, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.