Effingham in Effingham County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Yates Post No. 88 W.R.C.
Womans Relief Corps
Auxiliary of Yates Post
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil.
Location. 39° 7.292′ N, 88° 32.47′ W. Marker is in Effingham, Illinois, in Effingham County. Marker is on Jefferson Avenue west of 3rd Street (U.S. 45), on the right when traveling west. Monument is on the grounds of the former county courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Effingham IL 62401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Effingham (here, next to this marker); Effingham County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Lord Thomas Howard, Earl of Effingham (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to the Cross at the Crossroads! (approx. 1.9 miles away); Teutopolis (approx. 3.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 7˝ miles away); National Road (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Effingham.
Regarding Yates Post No. 88 W.R.C.. The Woman's Relief Corps (WRC) is a charitable organization in the United States, originally founded as the official women's auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in 1883. The organization was designed to assist the GAR and provide post-war relief to Union veterans.
Also see . . .
1. Woman's Relief Corps. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on September 11, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. The National Woman's Relief Corps. Organization website homepage (Submitted on September 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 536 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.