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Fishhook in Pike County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Robert Earl Hughes

The Worlds Largest Man

 
 
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By Emily Pursley, June 15, 2019
1. Robert Earl Hughes Marker
Inscription.  May we not only remember he was the worlds largest man from the small community of Fishhook, but also an average man with an enormous heart for people
 
Location. 39° 48.338′ N, 90° 53.11′ W. Marker is in Fishhook, Illinois, in Pike County. Marker is at the intersection of Perry Fishhook Road, on the right when traveling south on Perry Fishhook Road. Touch for map. Across the street diagonally from the general store. Marker is in this post office area: Baylis IL 62314, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Little Red Brick (approx. 7.1 miles away); Potawatomi Trail of Death (approx. 7.6 miles away); New Philadelphia Townsite (approx. 8 miles away); Site of New Philadelphia (approx. 8 miles away); Skinner House (approx. 10.8 miles away); William Grimshaw House (approx. 14 miles away); Star Hotel (approx. 14.3 miles away); Troutner Dam (approx. 14.3 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Located next to the flag and Fishhook sign.
 
Regarding Robert Earl Hughes. Robert Earl Hughes is buried in Benville Cemetery near Mt Sterling, IL. He weighed 1,041 pounds at his death. The Old East School in Pittsfield,
Robert Earl Hughes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Emily Pursley, June 15, 2019
2. Robert Earl Hughes Marker
IL, has an exhibit about him which includes a pair of his overalls.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 

More. Search the internet for Robert Earl Hughes.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 17, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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