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

Elizabeth Jenkins Logan

 
 
Elizabeth Jenkins Logan Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
1. Elizabeth Jenkins Logan Marker
Inscription.  Elizabeth Jenkins, born in 1803 in North Carolina, married Dr. John Logan in 1825. When her son, John A. Logan, joined the Union Army in 1861, Elizabeth refused to speak to him. In this, she reflected the strong Southern feelings held across Egypt, as Southern Illinois was called. In 1867, Elizabeth founded a congregation of the Southern Methodist Church in Murphysboro. By 1870, mother and son had reconciled. Elizabeth Logan died in her home, located at this site in 1874. Her son, Thomas M. Logan, was a founder of the First Bank and Trust Company of Murphysboro, which now occupies this location.
 
Erected 2010 by The First Bank and Trust Company of Murphysboro, the General John A. Logan Museum & the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWar, US CivilWomen. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1803.
 
Location. 37° 45.854′ N, 89° 20.326′ W. Marker is in Murphysboro
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, Illinois, in Jackson County. Marker is on Walnut Street (Illinois Route 149) west of 14th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1403 Walnut St, 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 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. John Logan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Logan Day 1914 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Major General John A. Logan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pat's Prairie (approx. 0.2 miles away); Conrad Will of Brownsville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jackson County, Illinois (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1914 Logan Day Cornerstone (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murphysboro.
 
More about this marker. Marker was dedicated on May 29, 2010, with descendants of the Logan family present at the ceremony.
 
Also see . . .  Logan descendants return to region. Published by The Southern on May 30, 2010, Logan descendants from across the country came to Murphysboro to unveil and dedicate this marker. Some had not been to Murphysboro before. (Submitted on November 28, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
Elizabeth Jenkins Logan Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
2. Elizabeth Jenkins Logan Marker
Marker is mounted on the First Bank and Trust 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 181 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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