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Greenville in Bond County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

J. R. Bennett Building

1870

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2010
1. J. R. Bennett Building Marker
Inscription.  The earliest records show Samuel Colcord's Sorghum Mill once stood here. In 1870 Charles R. Bennett opened his new drugstore. Four drugstores were operating on the square during this time. It was Kate Benneett, Charles' wife, who prevailed on her husband to allow the ladies to place all their books on the second floor, establishing Greenville's first lending library.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducationIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 38° 53.568′ N, 89° 24.825′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Illinois, in Bond County. Marker is at the intersection of 3rd Street (Illinois Route 127) and College Avenue (Illinois Route 127), on the left when traveling north on 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville IL 62246, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Weise & Bradford Store (within shouting distance of this marker); First City Hall and Fire House (within shouting distance of this marker); Bond County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of
J. R. Bennett Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2010
2. J. R. Bennett Building and Marker
Looking north.
this marker); War of 1812 Soldiers Buried in Bond County (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Bond County (within shouting distance of this marker); History of Greenville-Bond County (within shouting distance of this marker); Kendall Morse Town House (within shouting distance of this marker); Turret Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Greenville Historical Sites. (Submitted on August 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Bond County Historical Society. (Submitted on August 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Greenville Public Library. (Submitted on August 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 736 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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