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Murphysboro in Jackson County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dr. John Logan

 
 
Dr. John Logan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
1. Dr. John Logan Marker
Inscription.  Dr. John Logan, born in Ireland in 1788, came to America with his family in 1793. He moved to Jackson County in 1822 where he married Elizabeth Jenkins. Dr. Logan served four terms in the Illinois Legislature and became a friend of Abraham Lincoln. In 1839, Lincoln suggested that Logan County be named in his honor. In 1843, Dr. Logan gave land for Murphysboro and soon built the Logan House Hotel on this site. He died here in 1853. At his death his son, John A. Logan, was serving his first term in the Illinois General Assembly.
 
Erected 2014 by Murphysboro Tourism Commission, General John A. Logan Museum & the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Illinois State Historical Society series lists.
 
Location. 37° 45.852′ N, 89° 20.125′ W. Marker is in Murphysboro, Illinois, in Jackson County. Marker
Dr. John Logan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
2. Dr. John Logan Marker
Close-up with cornerstone of Logan House
is at the intersection of South 11th Street and Walnut Street (Illinois Route 149), on the right when traveling south on South 11th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1101 Walnut Street, Murphysboro IL 62966, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Israel Blanchard (here, next to this marker); Logan Day 1914 (a few steps from this marker); Conrad Will of Brownsville (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson County, Illinois (within shouting distance of this marker); Company H 27th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Coal Mine in Illinois (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elizabeth Jenkins Logan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Major General John A. Logan (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murphysboro.
 
More about this marker. Marker was dedicated on May 24, 2014, along with five other markers from the ISHS.
 
Dr. John Logan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
3. Dr. John Logan Marker
Marker is mounted at the corner of the Murphysboro administration building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 28, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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