“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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


1859-1911 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Senalik, April 6, 2012
1. 1859-1911 Marker
Inscription.  The Sangamon County Old Settlers Society dedicated this tablet to commemorate the first white settlement in Sangamon County when in the fall of 1817 Robert Pulliam built a log cabin about ten and one half miles south on S.W. ¼ Sec. 21, T. 14, N.R. 5, W. 3rd P.M. in what is now Ball Township.
Erected by Sangamon County Old Settlers Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 39° 48.034′ N, 89° 38.919′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker is on East Adams Street east of South 5th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Old State Capitol Plz, Springfield IL 62701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Soldiers of the American Revolution (here, next to this marker); President-Elect Abraham Lincoln (here, next to this marker); Soldiers of the War of 1812 (here, next to this marker); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (here, next to this marker); Departure Point of The Donner Party
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(a few steps from this marker); Potawatomi Trail of Death (a few steps from this marker); Lincoln's Dentist (a few steps from this marker); Curran's Jewelry Shop (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Also see . . .  Hero or hellion? The life and times of Robert Pulliam, patriarch of Sangamon County. Illinois Times (06/24/04) (Submitted on April 8, 2012, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2012, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. This page has been viewed 494 times since then and 7 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 6, 2012, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 24, 2020