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Palestine in Crawford County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Gov. Augustus C. French

 
 
Gov. Augustus C. French Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 11, 2009
1. Gov. Augustus C. French Marker
Inscription.  
On this site stood the home of Augustus C. French (1808-1864) when he was elected the ninth Governor of Illinois.
The early settlers in Illinois came mostly from Southern States so that French, a native of New Hampshire, was the first "Yankee" to be elected Governor.
 
Erected 1962 by Citizens of Palestine, Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 39° 0.122′ N, 87° 36.855′ W. Marker is in Palestine, Illinois, in Crawford County. Marker is on South Pike Street north of West Grand Prairie Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Palestine IL 62451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fife Opera House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Auntie Gogin's Store (about 400 feet away); United States Land Office (about
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600 feet away); Houston - Dickson Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dubois Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cullom Homestead (approx. ¼ mile away); Kitchell Grist Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort LaMotte (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palestine.
 
Also see . . .
1. Palestine, Illinois. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on April 21, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Augustus C. French. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on October 18, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.) 
 
Augustus C. French, Gov. of Illinois, 1846-53 image. Click for full size.
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2. Augustus C. French, Gov. of Illinois, 1846-53
Long View - - Gov. Augustus C. French Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 11, 2009
3. Long View - - Gov. Augustus C. French Marker
A commercial building is now located on the property.
Looking East - - Gov. Augustus C. French Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf
4. Looking East - - Gov. Augustus C. French Marker
Looking West - - Gov. Augustus C. French Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 11, 2009
5. Looking West - - Gov. Augustus C. French Marker
Marker can be seen in the background to the left - past what use to be an old "Art Deco" gas station. (Click photo to see the details.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 981 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 15, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   2. submitted on April 21, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3, 4, 5. submitted on October 15, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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