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

Founding of Steeleville

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
1. Founding of Steeleville Marker
Inscription.  Present-day Steeleville was founded in 1825 by George Steele, who erected and operated an oxen-powered grain treadmill. The town was then known as Steele's Mills. In 1840, it was state chartered and renamed Georgetown. Alma and Jasper Steele additions, adjoining settlements, in 1851, united with Georgetown and became known as Steeleville. In 1869, by act of Illinois legislature, Steeleville was incorporated.
 
Erected 1976 by Village of Steeleville.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 38° 0.434′ N, 89° 39.544′ W. Marker is in Steeleville, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker is on West Broadway Street (Illinois Route 4/150) west of North Sparta Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is in front of Steeleville City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 W Broadway St, Steeleville IL 62288, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Rogers Clark Campsite (approx. 7.1 miles away); Chester-Kaskaskia, Illinois (approx.
Founding of Steeleville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
2. Founding of Steeleville Marker
Marker is in front of Steeleville City Hall.
7.1 miles away); Mary's River Covered Bridge (approx. 7.1 miles away); Charter Oak School (approx. 9.3 miles away); Rough House (approx. 9.4 miles away); Sea Hag & Bernard the Vulture (approx. 9.7 miles away); Prof. O.G. Wotasnozzle (approx. 10.4 miles away); Castor Oyl & Bernice the Whiffle Hen (approx. 10.4 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 6, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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