Keokuk in Lee County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Samuel Freeman Miller
Samuel Miller moved to Keokuk in 1850 and practiced law here until he was appointed Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1862. He served until his death, 28 years later, and was the first high court appointee from Iowa and from west of the Mississippi River. During his tenure he heard more than 5,000 cases and wrote 783 opinions, of which 141 related to constitutional law. Miller's house is now preserved as a museum by the Lee County Historical Society, and his grave-site is in Oakland Cemetery in Keokuk.
Erected 1976 by The Iowa State Historical Department Division of the State Historical Society and by the Lee County, Iowa Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Iowa - State Historical Society of Iowa series list.
Location. 40° 23.886′ N, 91° 22.782′ W. Marker is in Keokuk, Iowa, in Lee County. Marker is on North Fifth Street north of High Street, on the left when travelingTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 319 North Fifth Street, Keokuk IA 52632, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Iowa (approx. 0.2 miles away); National Association for Music Education (approx. ¼ mile away); Latter-day Saint Immigrants' Camp, 1853 (approx. ¼ mile away); The Estes House (approx. ¼ mile away); Keokuk (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mark Twain (approx. 0.3 miles away); Welcome to Keokuk (approx. 0.4 miles away); Water When Needed (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keokuk.
Also see . . . Samuel Freeman Miller at Find A Grave. (Submitted on August 7, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 7, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.