Vandalia in Fayette County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Robert K. McLaughlin and wife Isabella
Oct. 25, 1779 - May 29, 1862 [and] Sept. 9, 1791 - June 5, 1868
Born in Virginia. State Treasurer 1819-23. Trustee of Vandalia appointed by Legislature 1821. House of Representatives 1826-28. Senate 1828-32 and 1836-38. State Bank Commissioner 1835-37. Registrar of U.S. Land Office. Isabella, niece of Shadrach Bond, first governor of Illinois. Governor resided in their home during legislative sessions.
Erected 1974 by Vandalia Historical Society, in memory of Joseph C. Burtschi.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Government & Politics • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1821.
Location. 38° 57.49′ N, 89° 5.548′ W. Marker is in Vandalia, Illinois, in Fayette County. Marker is in the Old State Cemetery, near 3rd and Edwards Streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vandalia IL 62471, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old State Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Government Officials Buried in the Old State Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Blackwell William C. Greenup (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Attends Funerals (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mary Hall and son James (about 300 feet away); Charles Prentice (about 300 feet away); Ferdinand Ernst (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vandalia.
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Also see . . .
1. Old State Cemetery. City webpage (Submitted on May 14, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Old State Cemetery. "Illinois Adventure" entry (Submitted on May 14, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 811 times since then and 135 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 14, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.