Decatur in Macon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Richard J. Oglesby Mansion
A Major General in the Civil War
A United States Senator
Erected 1975 by Stephen Decatur Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Notable Buildings • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
Location. 39° 50.612′ N, 88° 57.673′ W. Marker is in Decatur, Illinois, in Macon County. Marker is at the intersection of West Williams Street and North Edwards Street on West Williams Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Decatur IL 62522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln's Decatur Ally (within shouting distance of this marker); Macon County's First Court House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Let Us All Be United (approx. 0.3 miles away); Getting There from HereChoosing a President (approx. 0.3 miles away); Abraham Lincoln's First Political Speech (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Railsplitter Candidate (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Decatur.
Also see . . .
1. Governor Richard J. Oglesby Mansion. Mansion website (Submitted on June 28, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Richard J. Oglesby. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress entry (Submitted on June 28, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 418 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 28, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 4. submitted on January 7, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.