Springfield in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1817.
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 Potawatomi Trail of Death (a few steps from this marker); Departure Point of The Donner Party (a few steps from this marker); Adams Street (a few steps from this marker); Lincoln's Dentist (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Also see . . .
1. "Hero or hellion? The life and times of Robert Pulliam, patriarch of Sangamon County". Illinois Times article; June 24, 2004 (Submitted on April 8, 2012, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois.)
2. Robert Pulliam: First settler?. Sagamon Link website entry (Submitted on May 4, 2023, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2012, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. This page has been viewed 594 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 6, 2012, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. 2. submitted on September 27, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.