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Monmouth in Warren County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Wyatt Earp Birthplace

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, April 19, 2012
1. Wyatt Earp Birthplace Marker
Inscription.  Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp, famous for the 1881 gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona Territory, was born on March 19, 1848, in Monmouth. According to family history, his birthplace is located at 406 South 3rd Street. When Earp was two, his family moved to Pella, Iowa. In 1856 they returned to Monmouth for a three year stay, and returned again in 1868. Earp is internationally known as a deputy U.S. Marshall in early American history. Earp was a lawman in Missouri, Kansas, Arizona, Idaho and Alaska. Wyatt Earp died in Los Angeles on January 13, 1929 and is buried in Colma, California.
 
Erected 1994 by Wyatt Earp Birthplace and the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceLaw EnforcementSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 40° 55.681′ N, 90° 37.733′ W. Marker is in Monmouth, Illinois, in Warren County
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By Bill Kirchner, April 19, 2012
2. Wyatt Earp Birthplace Marker
. Marker can be reached from North 11th Street 0.3 miles north of U.S. 34. Marker is located in the Monmouth City Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monmouth IL 61462, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Founding of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Wyatt Earp Birthplace (approx. 1.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Official History of Wyatt Earp. (Submitted on September 30, 2013, by Trevor Morris of Fond du lac, Wisconsin.)
 
Wyatt Earp Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 19, 2012
3. Wyatt Earp Birthplace Marker
Wyatt Earp Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 19, 2012
4. Wyatt Earp Birthplace Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 896 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 17, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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