Springfield in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
First Cabin in Springfield
The first county commission, April 2, 1821 and the first court, April 3, 1821 were held here.
Erected 1922 by Daughters of the American Revolution (Springfield Chapter).
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1819.
Location. 39° 48.184′ N, 89° 39.363′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker is on West Jefferson Street (Illinois Route 97) east of South College Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Marker is in front of the Illinois Department of Revenue building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 W Jefferson 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. Maid-Rite Sandwich Shop (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Sangamon County Courthouse (about 800 feet away); Abraham Lincoln's Funeral Train (approx. Lincoln's Final Journey (approx. ¼ mile away); Hutchinson Cemetery & Springfield High School (approx. ¼ mile away); Spanish American War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Second and Monroe Streets (approx. ¼ mile away); Globe Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
More about this marker. Marker was originally placed at the corner of 2nd and Jefferson Streets (see article below).
Also see . . . The Kelley (Kelly) family (Sangamonhistory.org). The Kelley family, immigrating from Europe, were believed to be the first family to settle in present-day Springfield, but some also have that claim. Six other families would join them, as it would be called the Kelley Settlement for a short time. (Submitted on December 9, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 9, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.