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Decatur in Macon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Birthplace of the Grand Army of the Republic

 
 
Birthplace of the Grand Army of the Republic Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, June 8, 2012
1. Birthplace of the Grand Army of the Republic Marker
Inscription.  In a second floor room on this spot the Grand Army of the Republic was organized April 6, 1866, by Dr. Benjamin E. Stephenson.

This tablet is placed by The Department of Illinois Woman's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic April 6, 1915.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the The Grand Army of the Republic series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 6, 1795.
 
Location. 39° 50.529′ N, 88° 57.198′ W. Marker is in Decatur, Illinois, in Macon County. Marker is on South Park Street. Marker is mounted on the wall behind the Lincoln's Legacy (Looking for Lincoln) marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Decatur IL 62523, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln's Legacy (here, next to this marker); Music Please, Maestro (within shouting distance of this marker); The Transfer House (within shouting distance of this marker); Finding the Biggest Man (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Railsplitter Candidate

Birthplace of the Grand Army of the Republic Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, June 8, 2012
2. Birthplace of the Grand Army of the Republic Marker
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(about 300 feet away); Wake Up, Lincoln! (about 400 feet away); Choosing a President (about 600 feet away); Stephen Decatur (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Decatur.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 556 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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May. 27, 2022