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

Carbondale College & Southern Illinois College

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
1. Carbondale College & Southern Illinois College Marker
Inscription.  The evolution of Southern Illinois University began here in 1856 when Presbyterians founded Carbondale College. Suffering hardships during the Civil War, the college was sold to the First Christian Church in the mid 1860s and renamed Southern Illinois College. The existing college with a student body of 300 was pivotal in Carbondale being chosen as the location for Southern Illinois Normal University in 1869. Leading these efforts were town founder Daniel Brush, businessman James Campbell, and minister Clark Braden. The university opened at its current location in 1874, and was renamed Southern Illinois University in 1947.
 
Erected 2014 by City of Carbondale, the First Presbyterian Church, the First Christian Church, Southern Illinois University and the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 43.322′ N, 89° 12.872′ W. Marker is in Carbondale
Carbondale College & Southern Illinois College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
2. Carbondale College & Southern Illinois College Marker
Marker is in front Carbondale's Public Safety Center.
, Illinois, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of South Washington Street and East College Street, on the right when traveling north on South Washington Street. Marker is in front of Carbondale Public Safety building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 S Washington St, Carbondale IL 62901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Station #3 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Iraq Wars (approx. 0.4 miles away); Vietnam War (approx. 0.4 miles away); Station #2 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Korean War (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War II (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War I (approx. 0.4 miles away); Station #1 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carbondale.
 
Also see . . .
1. Southern Illinois University on Wikipedia. This is for the Southern Illinois University system only, which has several campuses across the southern portion of Illinois. (Submitted on November 29, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 

2. Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Wikipedia. It is usually known as SIU, or just Southern Illinois University, as the other main campus in the system is in Edwardsville. SIUC has several notable alumni, from entertainers, politicians and sports figures. (Submitted on November 29, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 

3. Southern Illinois University. The university's official website. (Submitted on November 29, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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Feb. 26, 2021