Edwardsville in Madison County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
1775 - 1833
Territorial Governor 1809-1818
U.S. Senator from Illinois 1818-1824
Elected Third Governor of Illinois 1826-1831
City of Edwardsville was named in his honor in 1813
Location. 38° 48.65′ N, 89° 57.517′ W. Marker is in Edwardsville, Illinois, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of E. Vandalia Street (Illinois Route 157) and St Louis Street, on the left when traveling east on E. Vandalia Street. Touch for map. Monument is a small park located at the Y-intersection of Vandalia and St Louis Streets. The park contains the statue of Ninian Edwards, the plaque and a fountain. Marker is in this post office area: Edwardsville IL 62025, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edwardsville (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Abraham Lincoln's Speech (about 700 feet away); Edwardsville National Bank Clock (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Cemetery in the City of Edwardsville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cleaon Etzkorn Bandstand (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of Dr. Thomas R. Yates (approx. In grateful memory of the early settlers. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Benjamin Stephenson House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwardsville.
Also see . . .
1. Ninian Edwards - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on April 12, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Ninian Edwards - Illinois Governor. (Submitted on April 12, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Politics • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2012, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. This page has been viewed 387 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 10, 2012, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.