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Chatham in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Pioneer Park

 
 
Pioneer Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Senalik, March 26, 2012
1. Pioneer Park Marker
Inscription.  
In memory of the first settlers
of Sangamon County
Site of the first settler's home
built by Robert Pulliam
October 20, 1817
200 yards north of here
Public welcome
Property of the Sangamon County
Historical Society

 
Erected by Sangamon County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is October 20, 1817.
 
Location. 39° 38.424′ N, 89° 39.742′ W. Marker is in Chatham, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker can be reached from Covered Bridge Road 0.2 miles west of Old Indian Trail, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 694 Covered Bridge Road, Glenarm IL 62536, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Architect and the Founder (approx. 5.2 miles away); Garden Club Volunteers (approx. 5.2 miles away); Lincoln's Landscape (approx. 5.2 miles away); Lincoln Memorial Garden (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Edwards Trace
Sugar Creek Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Larry Senalik, March 26, 2012
2. Sugar Creek Covered Bridge
Covered Bridge built in 1880 that is preserved in the park.
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(approx. 7.6 miles away); Historic Route 66 Illinois (approx. 8˝ miles away); Cozy Dog Drive In, Springfield, Illinois (approx. 8˝ miles away); Springfield, Illinois (approx. 8˝ miles away).
 
Also see . . .  "Hero or hellion? The life and times of Robert Pulliam, patriarch of Sangamon County". Illinois Times article, June 24, 2004 (Submitted on March 27, 2012, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois.) 
 
Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Senalik, March 26, 2012
3. Stone Marker
This marker is also related to the first cabin in Sangamon County but is on Old Indian Trail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2012, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. This page has been viewed 562 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 27, 2012, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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