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Vandalia in Fayette County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Flack's Hotel

 
 
Flack's Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
1. Flack's Hotel Marker
Inscription.
In 1836 Colonel Abner Flack took over the large three-story frame building which stood here and operated it under the name Vandalia Inn. In 1853-1854 it was the headquarters for Chief Engineer Charles F. Jones, in charge of construction of the Illinois Central Railroad.
 
Erected 1954 by Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 57.633′ N, 89° 5.676′ W. Marker is in Vandalia, Illinois, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Gallatin Street and 4th Street, on the right when traveling east on Gallatin Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vandalia IL 62471, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Madonna of the Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Charters Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Cumberland Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Where Did Lincoln Stay? (within shouting distance of this marker); Public Printer (within shouting distance of this
Flack's Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2011
2. Flack's Hotel Marker
Looking east along Gallatin Street
marker); First Protest Against Slavery (within shouting distance of this marker); Sitting with Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); Second State Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vandalia.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Flack's Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2011
3. Flack's Hotel Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 12, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 394 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 12, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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