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Granville in Putnam County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Granville Convention

 
 
The Granville Convention Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller (CC BY-SA 4.0), December 31, 2022
1. The Granville Convention Marker
Inscription.  
This marker commemorates
the Granville Convention
of November 18, 1851
at which Jonathan Baldwin Turner first proposed the plan for establishing higher institutions of scientific industrial learning by federal aid, a plan which laid the foundation of the University of Illinois and all of the land grant colleges of the nation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical date for this entry is November 18, 1851.
 
Location. 41° 15.964′ N, 89° 13.339′ W. Marker is in Granville, Illinois, in Putnam County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Silverspoon Avenue and County Road 1300 E, on the right when traveling east. Marker is at the entrance to Putnam County Primary School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 E Silverspoon Ave, Granville IL 61326, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Buel Institute (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Mitchell (approx. 4 miles away); a different marker also named John Mitchell (approx. 4.3 miles away); World War I Memorial
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(approx. 4.3 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away); Veteran's Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away); Korea Monument (approx. 4.3 miles away); Vietnam Monument (approx. 4.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Jonathan Baldwin Turner: Reformer and Visionary. On November 18, 1851, Jonathan Baldwin Turner stood before a convention of farmers in Granville, Illinois and delivered an address that would play a part in changing the direction of American education. (Illinois History and Lincoln Collections, University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign) (Submitted on January 8, 2023, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
The Granville Convention Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller (CC BY-SA 4.0), December 31, 2022
2. The Granville Convention Marker
Jonathan Baldwin Turner and his son, Howard image. Click for full size.
via The Life of Jonathan Baldwin Turner by Mary Turner Carriel (1911) (Public Domain), 1854
3. Jonathan Baldwin Turner and his son, Howard
From a daguerreotype taken in 1854.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2024. It was originally submitted on January 8, 2023, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 154 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 8, 2023, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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