Chatham in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
of Sangamon County
Site of the first settler's home
built by Robert Pulliam
October 20, 1817
200 yards north of here
Property of the Sangamon County
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 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Architect and the Founder (approx. 5.2 miles away); Garden Club Volunteers Lincoln's Landscape (approx. 5.2 miles away); Lincoln Memorial Garden (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Edwards Trace (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chatham.
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.)
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