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Near Pleasant Plains in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Clayville Tavern

 
 
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By Larry Senalik, August 7, 2009
1. Clayville Tavern Marker
Inscription.  One-Fourth mile west of this site
Moses Broadwell
A revolutionary soldier, 3rd N.J. Regt., built the first brick house in Sangamon County, 1820-1827.
This Clayville Tavern was built about 1834 by a son,
John Broadwell,
a soldier of 1812. Brick for both houses were made on the farm.
Stagecoaches stopped here.
Lincoln and Douglas were frequent guests.
Here passed the old Waubansie Indian Trail. Erected by Springfield Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution September 17, 1938
 
Erected 1938.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 39° 52.009′ N, 89° 53.793′ W. Marker is near Pleasant Plains, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker is on Illinois Route 125 just from Clayville Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pleasant Plains IL 62677, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured
Clayville Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Larry Senalik, August 7, 2009
2. Clayville Tavern
as the crow flies. Clayville (a few steps from this marker); Peter Cartwright (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mentor Graham (approx. 5.9 miles away); Sangamon River (approx. 6 miles away); New Salem (approx. 6 miles away); Historic Tree (approx. 6 miles away); Prairie Land (approx. 6 miles away); Potawatomi Trail of Death (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pleasant Plains.
 
Also see . . .  Clayville Historical Site. Information about the site. (Submitted on January 1, 2011, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois.) 
 
Clayville Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Larry Senalik, July 3, 2010
3. Clayville Tavern
As it appeared on July 3, 2010. A new roof has been installed.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2010, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. This page has been viewed 719 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 27, 2010, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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