Danville in Vermilion County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erected by (Donated by) Mr. and Mrs. Dan Williams Beckwith.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 40° 7.641′ N, 87° 38.136′ W. Marker is in Danville, Illinois, in Vermilion County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Street and North Gilbert Street, on the right when traveling west on Lafayette Street. Marker is on the grounds of the original Vermilion County Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Danville IL 61832, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abraham Lincoln (here, next to this marker); Abraham Lincoln Delivered an Impromptu Address (here, next to this marker); Dr. William Fithian Home (within shouting distance of this marker); A Friend Forever (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln at Danville Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial DistrictWorld War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Aircraft in Honor of Chanute Air Force Base (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
Regarding Historic Millstone. C. M. Gilbert's grist-mill was originally built in 1787. Mr. Gilbert purchased the mill in 1875, and ground about 7,000 bushels of wheat per year. The mill had three runs of stones.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2008, by Angie Shaffer of Springfield, Illinois. This page has been viewed 1,333 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2008, by Angie Shaffer of Springfield, Illinois. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.