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

Robert Blackwell

Feb. 17, 1796 - Apr. 30, 1866

 
 
Robert Blackwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
1. Robert Blackwell Marker
Inscription.
Born in Kentucky. State Printer. Publisher of Laws of United States. Editor of newspaper "Illinois Intelligencer" 1825-32 and Co-Owner with James Hall 1829-32. House of Representatives 1832. Senate 1838-40. Black Hawk War soldier.

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Illinois First Auditor and Public Printer
 
Erected 1974 by Vandalia Historical Society, in memory of Joseph C. Burtschi.
 
Location. 38° 57.45′ N, 89° 5.552′ W. Marker is in Vandalia, Illinois, in Fayette County. Touch for map. Marker is in the Old State Cemetery, near 3rd and Edwards Streets. 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. Charles Prentice (a few steps from this marker); Mary Hall and son James (a few steps from this marker); George Leidig (a few steps from this marker); Lincoln Attends Funerals (within shouting distance of this marker); Ferdinand Ernst (within shouting distance of this marker); William C. Greenup (within shouting distance of this marker); Elijah Conway Berry
Robert Blackwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
2. Robert Blackwell Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); James W. Berry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vandalia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Old State Cemetery. (Submitted on May 13, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Old State Cemetery. (Submitted on May 13, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Robert Blackwell in Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois, 1903. (Submitted on May 13, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Robert Blackwell Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
3. Robert Blackwell Grave Marker
Mary Blackwell Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
4. Mary Blackwell Grave Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 13, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 598 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 13, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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