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Wyanet in Bureau County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

In Memory of Henry Thomas

1800 - 1843

 
 
Thomas History Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles T. Harrell, June 27, 2011
1. Thomas History Museum Marker
Inscription.  
First permanent white settlers in Bureau County
May 4, 1828

First farmer, having plowed first furrow
June 10, 1828

Parents of first while child born within county
Jan. 15, 1830

First postmaster of Bureau County
1831

The Henry Thomas home served as Fort Thomas during Black Hawk War, 1832, and served with Stillman’s Army

 
Erected 1992 by Town of Princeton, donated by Glenn H. and Vera E. Fletcher.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureCommunicationsSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is May 4, 1998.
 
Location. 41° 21.933′ N, 89° 34.975′ W. Marker is in Wyanet, Illinois, in Bureau County. Marker can be reached from Main Street (U.S. 6). Alternate name of Main Steet is US 36. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Main Street, Wyanet IL 61379, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wyanet Soldier's Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in
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a direct line); The Hennepin Canal (approx. 1.2 miles away); Enos and Elizabeth Mercer Matson / Peter and Jane Dawson Matson (approx. 6˝ miles away); Owen Lovejoy Home (approx. 7 miles away); Walnut Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 13.3 miles away); Don Marquis (approx. 13˝ miles away); Lone Tree School (approx. 13˝ miles away).
 
More about this marker. Located on the front of the history building.
 
Thomas History Museum in Wyanet, Illinois image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles T. Harrell, June 27, 2011
2. Thomas History Museum in Wyanet, Illinois
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,228 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 21, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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