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Pleasant Plains in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Peter Cartwright

 
 
Peter Cartwright Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Senalik, April 29, 2011
1. Peter Cartwright Marker
Inscription. Near Pleasant Plains the famous Methodist circuit rider, Peter Cartwright, made his home from 1824 until his death in 1872. His powerful preaching led many thousands into the church, and made him a dominant figure in the religious life of Illinois for half a century.
 
Erected 1934 by State of Illinois.
 
Location. 39° 52.541′ N, 89° 54.932′ W. Marker is in Pleasant Plains, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker is at the intersection of Illinois Route 125 and Grant Street, on the right when traveling west on State Route 125. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pleasant Plains IL 62677, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clayville Tavern (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lincolnís Store Partner (approx. 5.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Mentor Graham (approx. 6 miles away); Sangamon River (approx. 6 miles away); New Salem (approx. 6 miles away); Historic Tree (approx. 6 miles away); Prairie Land (approx. 6 miles away); The New Salem Lincoln League (approx. 8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Peter Cartwright (1785-1872). Mr. Lincoln & Friends (Submitted on May 3, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. “A Religious Flame That Spread All Over Kentucky”: Peter Cartwright Brings Evangelical C. History Matters (Submitted on May 3, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 30, 2011, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. This page has been viewed 639 times since then and 31 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 30, 2011, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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