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Near Westfield in Clark County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Margaretta Post Office

 
 
Margaretta Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 24, 2021
1. Margaretta Post Office Marker
Inscription.  On this site stood Margaretta Post Office, which served many northwestern communities of Clark County from 1840 to 1861. It was named for Margaret, wife of the postmaster, William B. Marrs. Mail was carried to the post office first in saddlebags by horseback and later in portmanteaus by stagecoach. Marrs was a representative in the state legislature, 1836-1837. He was also a Justice of the Peace 1835-1837, and a Supervisor of Roads in 1842.
 
Erected 1968 by Clark County Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
 
Location. 39° 27.603′ N, 87° 54.096′ W. Marker is near Westfield, Illinois, in Clark County. Marker is on East Clarksville Road (County Route 2150 N) 0.6 miles east of North 580th Street, on the right when traveling east. The marker is located along the road in front of a home.
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Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Martinsville IL 62442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 4.7 miles away); Westfield College (approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named Westfield College (approx. 5.3 miles away); Grandview Township Veterans Honor Roll (approx. 6.4 miles away); The Linn Family / The Rowe Foundry Anvil (approx. 8.8 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.8 miles away); Martinsville (approx. 8.8 miles away); "Large" Pizza Slicer (approx. 11.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westfield.
 
The Margaretta Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 24, 2021
2. The Margaretta Post Office Marker
The view of the Margaretta Post Office Marker from the road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 24, 2021
3. The view of the Margaretta Post Office Marker from the road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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