Lawrenceville in Lawrence County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Millstones From Smallsburg
Historic events in the Smallsburg area included:
1779 - George Rogers Clark rerouted his march, to retake Vincennes from the British, around the flooded Embarrass River
1786 - A group of Vincennes militiamen, led by Colonel John Small, fought the Battle of the Embarrass against a band of Peoria warriors
1801 - John Small, Governor William Henry Harrison, and Francis Vigo selected the best site for a mill near Vincennes
1805 - John Small built his first mill on the Embarrass River
1812 - Indians massacred the Harriman family near
1819 - John Small completed his newest gristmill, planned the town of Smallsburg, and offered lots for sale
1821 - Lawrenceville became the county-seat of newly created Lawrence County, instead of Smallsburg
Mid-1800s - Brown's Mill closed and Smallsburg was abandoned
·This map depicts the approximate location of Smallsburg, location of Small's Mill in relations to other area landmarks.
·While no actual pictures of Smalls Mill exist, the above rendering is typical of the type of grist mill that once stood in Smallsburg on the Embarrass River
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #09 William Henry Harrison series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1889.
Location. 38° 43.724′ N, 87° 40.939′ W. Marker is in Lawrenceville, Illinois, in Lawrence County. Marker is on Jefferson Street west of 11th Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is at the southeast grounds of Lawrence County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Life on the Square (here, next to this marker); Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Lawrence County Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln in Lawrenceville (within shouting distance of this marker); Lawrence County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Golden Rule Insurance Company, inc. 1940 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Field Army Air Corps Base (approx. 3.7 miles away); Vincennes Tract (approx. 8.3 miles away); Lincoln Trail Memorial (approx. 8½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lawrenceville.
Additional keywords. ghost town
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 28, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.