Galatia in Saline County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Tobacco Industry
The Webber brothers of Galatia and Raleigh were the largest buyers and processors in the county, some years exporting 1,500,000 pounds of tobacco.
Erected 1957 by Illinois State Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1847.
Location. 37° 50.438′ N, 88° 36.974′ W. Marker is in Galatia, Illinois, in Saline County. Marker is on West Main Street (Illinois Route 34) west of South West Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 S West St, Galatia IL 62935, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Galatia United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ingersoll Law Office (approx. Walpole (approx. 7.4 miles away); Harrisburg City Hall (approx. 8.2 miles away); Saline County Courthouse Clock (approx. 8.2 miles away); Harrisburg (approx. 8.2 miles away); Dr. Lewis and the Lewis Sanatorium (approx. 8.2 miles away); Virginia Gregg (approx. 8.3 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2022, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 14, 2022, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.