Effingham in Effingham County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Lord Thomas Howard, Earl of Effingham
erect and dedicate
this monument to the
Lord Thomas Howard
Earl of Effingham
who with courage and loyalty
to his principles
of freedom and justice
resigned his commission as
deputy marshal of
His Majesty George III
rather than draw his sword
against the American Colonies
in their struggle for
1776 - July 4 - 1976
Erected 1976 by City and County of Effingham.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 39° 7.324′ N, 88° 32.462′ W. Marker is in Effingham, Illinois, in Effingham County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Avenue and 3rd Street (U.S. 45), on the left when traveling west on Washington Avenue. 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 Effingham County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Yates Post No. 88 W.R.C. (within shouting distance of this marker); Effingham (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to the Cross at the Crossroads! (approx. 1.9 miles away); Teutopolis (approx. 3.6 miles away); Montrose (approx. 9.1 miles away); A Salute to All Veterans (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Effingham.
Also see . . .
1. The Lords Effingham and the American Colonies. (Submitted on September 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Thomas Howard, 3rd Earl of Effingham. (Submitted on September 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 583 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.