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Edwardsville in Madison County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Goshen Road Terminus

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, September 3, 2019
1. Goshen Road Terminus Marker
Inscription.  The Goshen Road was one of the main arteries of travel in the early 1800's, when Illinois was frontier country. The road ran in a northwesterly direction from Shawneetown to Edwardsville -- a distance of more than 150 miles. Shawneetown and Edwardsville were two of the leading commercial towns in Illinois. The road was named for the Goshen settlement, which lay south and west of Edwardsville. The center of the Goshen settlement was about four miles southwest of here. The road was extended to Edwardsville by 1814 and Alton by 1839.
 
Erected 1973 by Land of Goshen Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 46.887′ N, 89° 56.895′ W. Marker is in Edwardsville, Illinois, in Madison County. Marker is on Goshen Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6725 Goshen Road, Edwardsville IL 62025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. LeClaire, Illinois (approx. 1.6
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By Jason Voigt, September 3, 2019
2. Goshen Road Terminus Marker
Illinois Heartland Library System building in the background (right)
miles away); Benjamin Stephenson House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Cleaon Etzkorn Bandstand (approx. 2 miles away); In Memory of Dr. Thomas R. Yates (approx. 2.1 miles away); In grateful memory of the early settlers. (approx. 2.1 miles away); Ninian Edwards (approx. 2.1 miles away); Edwardsville (approx. 2.2 miles away); Site of Abraham Lincoln's Speech (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwardsville.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located in front of the Illinois Heartland Library System building. According to the Illinois State Historical Society's website, the marker was dedicated on 1/1/1973.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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