Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Elias Kent Kane

 
 
Elias Kent Kane Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
1. Elias Kent Kane Marker
Inscription.  Elias Kent Kane, architect of the state's first constitution was born in New York in 1794. Kane studied law and began his practice in Tennessee. In 1814 he moved to Kaskaskia, where he was appointed a judge of the Illinois Territory. Active in politics, in 1818 Kane was a delegate to the first state constitutional convention. He dominated the convention which framed a constitution that allowed the retention of slavery. Governor Shadrach Bond appointed Kane as the first Secretary of State. A Jacksonian Democrat, Kane was elected to the United States Senate in 1824, where he served until his death in 1835.
 
Erected 1986 by VFW Post 3553, American Legion Post 487, the Chester Chamber of Commerce, and the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 55.038′ N, 89° 49.611′ W. Marker is in Chester, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker
Elias Kent Kane Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
2. Elias Kent Kane Marker
Marker is located in Evergreen Cemetery, in front of his family's grave.
can be reached from West Holmes Street (Illinois Route 3) south of Bridge Bypass Road. Marker is located in Evergreen Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 516 W Holmes St, Chester IL 62233, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Governor Shadrach Bond (a few steps from this marker); Bluto (approx. 0.4 miles away); Alice the Goon & Child (approx. 0.4 miles away); King Blozo (approx. 0.4 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wimpy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Prof. O.G. Wotasnozzle (approx. ¾ mile away); Castor Oyl & Bernice the Whiffle Hen (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
Also see . . .
1. Elias Kane on Wikipedia. Kane's body was originally buried in his family farm in Randolph County. However, due to deterioration, there was a campaign (led by local funeral director Michael McClure) to have his family's body re-interred at Evergreen Cemetery. In 1984, he was intentionally placed in Evergreen Cemetery across from his former political opponent, Shadrach Bond. Kane County in Illinois was named in his honor. (Submitted on December 1, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 

2. Elias Kent Kane (on Findagrave.com). (Submitted on December 1, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
Paid Advertisement
Feb. 26, 2021