Golconda in Pope County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
John Thomas Davidson Cabin
The cabin was located on a farm, near Azotus, when it was purchased by John Thomas Davidson in 1882. It was moved to the present site in 1993 when it was presented to Pope County Historical Society by R. C. Davidson, grandson of John Thomas.
The logs, foundation stones, fireplace and large stones used as steps are all part of the original structure. The cabin was presented to the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency 28 August, 1993 by Pope County Historical Society.
Erected 1993 by Pope County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Architecture • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is August 1993.
Location. 37° 21.85′ N, 88° 29.05′ W. Marker is in Golconda, Illinois, in Pope County. Marker is on Madison Street just east of Columbus Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 408 Madison St, Golconda IL 62938, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alexander Hall Buel House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis and Clark in Illinois Sarah Lusk (approx. 0.2 miles away); Golconda (approx. ¼ mile away); Imagine the Scene (approx. 1.2 miles away in Kentucky); They Passed This Way (approx. 1.2 miles away in Kentucky); McGilligan Creek (approx. 2.8 miles away in Kentucky); The Original Route (approx. 2.9 miles away in Kentucky). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Golconda.
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