Springfield in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Lithuanians in Springfield
Sponsored by the Baksys, Chernis, Colantino & Urbanckas families; Lithuanian-American Club; in memory of Marija Jomantiene, Mecys & Antanas Valiukenas, Vita & Darius Zemaitis.
Erected 2012 by Illinois State Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers • War, Cold • War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list.
Location. 39° 48.743′ N, 89° 38.764′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker is at the intersection of North 7th Street and Enterprise Street, on the left when traveling south on North 7th Street. 7th Street is one way, going south. Marker is at the southwest corner of Enos Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 924 N 7th St, Springfield IL 62702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General John A. McClernand (approx. 0.2 miles away); The 1858 Senate Campaign (approx. 0.3 miles away); Reservoir Park and Lanphier High School (approx. half a mile away); Illinois State University - Concordia Seminary (approx. half a mile away); Acts of Intolerance (approx. 0.6 miles away); The History of Union Station (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lincoln’s Tomb (approx. 0.7 miles away); Stuart and Lincoln Law Office (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
More about this marker. Marker was dedicated on May 19, 2012, with over 100 people in attendance, including Springfield Mayor Mike Houston, who gave a speech.
Also see . . . Lithuanians in Springfield, Illinois. A blog website that has a lot of stories and history of Lithuanians in not just Springfield, but all over Illinois as well. (Submitted on December 7, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.