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Ruma in Randolph County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dr. George Fisher

 
 
Dr. George Fisher Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
1. Dr. George Fisher Marker
Inscription.  Dr. George Fisher, Kaskaskia physician, lived on a farm eight miles west of here from 1806 until his death in 1820. 1801 First Sheriff of Randolph County, 1805-1808 Member of the first and second General Assemblies of Indiana Territory, 1812-1816 Speaker of the House in First and Third General Assemblies of Illinois Territory, 1818 member of the first Constitutional Convention.
 
Erected 1955 by Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 7.9′ N, 89° 59.875′ W. Marker is in Ruma, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Illinois Route 3) and Illinois Route 155, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 St Leos Rd, Red Bud IL 62278, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Modoc Rock Shelter (approx. 6 miles away); a different marker also named Modoc Rock Shelter
Dr. George Fisher Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
2. Dr. George Fisher Marker
Marker is at the intersection of Illinois Rtes 3 & 155
(approx. 6 miles away); a different marker also named Modoc Rock Shelter (approx. 6 miles away); The Creole House (approx. 6.3 miles away); The American Bottom (approx. 6˝ miles away); German World War I Howitzer (approx. 6˝ miles away); German World War I Field Gun (approx. 6˝ miles away); Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish War Memorial (approx. 7˝ miles away).
 
Also see . . .  George Fisher on Wikipedia. Fisher settled in Kaskaskia Territory in 1798, and practiced medicine. His birth year and where he was originally raised is unknown. (Submitted on November 30, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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