Left Section In 1863, Ohio Governor David Tod believed that Lincoln needed a cavalry body-guard. Governor Tod requested one volunteer from each county in Ohio to serve on special duty. Guernsey County, in east-central Ohio supplied Ephraim . . . — — Map (db m30751) HM
Sculptor John McClarey is a former Illinois high school history teacher with an international reputation as an artistic interpreter of Abraham Lincoln. He has won many prestigious awards for his work, including the Order of Lincoln in 2009. His . . . — — Map (db m30897) HM
Anthony Thornton and Abraham Lincoln led fairly similar lives. Both were born in Kentucky, were tall, and were Whigs.
Both began practicing law in Illinois in 1836, even though Thornton was college-educated and read . . . — — Map (db m30755) HM
In the Shelbyville area during the Spring of 1929, Raymore McDonald designed and developed the first commercial pick-up baler as conceived and financed by Horace Tallman and his sons, Leslie R. And Gentry L.
These balers were marketed for many . . . — — Map (db m10992) HM
May this site of "Freedom Square" be an eternal remembrance of those Shelby County Veterans who served and sacrificed that all people might live in a world of peace and freedom.
[Left of the inscription, etching of General MacArthur walking . . . — — Map (db m80914) HM
In the summer of 1856, Abraham Lincoln traveled across much of Illinois, giving speeches supporting the new Republican Party and its national and state candidates. On August 9, 1856, Lincoln arrived in Shelbyville to . . . — — Map (db m30801) HM
June 15, 1856
debated for and against
in our territories.
It was the initial speech that made
The Great . . . — — Map (db m11294) HM
Taverns - - or Inns - - were the primary accommodation for the circuit traveler. Before arriving in Shelbyville, the judge and lawyers had a two-day journey from Paris, usually with an overnight stay in Charleston. Abraham . . . — — Map (db m30784) HM
Abraham Lincoln handled at least 147 divorce cases during his twenty-five years as a lawyer. One in Shelby County also concerned the ownership of land. William Stewardson and Mary Jane Dawson, both English immigrants, . . . — — Map (db m30805) HM
Strasburg Veterans Memorial
All Gave Some
Some Gave All
(Seals of United States Branches of Military)
* Killed In Action
* * * Revolutionary War * * *
John Jenkins . . . — — Map (db m31021) WM