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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Piatt County, Illinois

 
Clickable Map of Piatt County, Illinois and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Piatt County, IL (14) Champaign County, IL (22) De Witt County, IL (15) Douglas County, IL (3) Macon County, IL (29) McLean County, IL (107) Moultrie County, IL (5)  PiattCounty(14) Piatt County (14)  ChampaignCounty(22) Champaign County (22)  DeWittCounty(15) DeWitt County (15)  DouglasCounty(3) Douglas County (3)  MaconCounty(29) Macon County (29)  McLeanCounty(107) McLean County (107)  MoultrieCounty(5) Moultrie County (5)
Monticello is the county seat for Piatt County
Adjacent to Piatt County, Illinois
      Champaign County (22)  
      DeWitt County (15)  
      Douglas County (3)  
      Macon County (29)  
      McLean County (107)  
      Moultrie County (5)  
 
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1Illinois, Piatt County, Bement — Bement Goes to WarLooking for Lincoln
Edgar Camp came to Bement in 1855 along with two brothers. As one of the early settlers, he assisted in building the first houses. The Camp boys were joined by another brother in 1858. When Civil War broke out, Edgar, James and William . . . Map (db m23897) HM
2Illinois, Piatt County, Bement — Bryant CottageState Historic Site
Bryant Cottage was built in 1856 by Francis E. Bryant (1818 - 1889), a friend and political ally of Senator Stephen A. Douglas. According to Bryant family tradition, on the evening of July 29, 1858, Douglas and Abraham Lincoln conferred in the . . . Map (db m23899) HM
3Illinois, Piatt County, Bement — Douglas - Lincoln DebatesLooking for Lincoln
Lincoln wrote Douglas on July 24, 1858, challenging him “to divide time and address the same audiences” during the campaign. The Senator suggested seven locations, adding, “I will confer with you at the earliest . . . Map (db m23858) HM
4Illinois, Piatt County, Bement — The Bement ConnectionLooking for Lincoln
A pocket watch is meant to be used with a chain. Three styles were popular: T-bar, which slips through a vest buttonhole; spring ring, which attaches to a belt loop; and fob. Lincoln’s pocket watch shown here has a shorter style chain, featuring . . . Map (db m23889) HM
5Illinois, Piatt County, Mahomet — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial DistrictPiatt / Champaign Counties — County Line Marker —
Abraham Lincoln traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District 1847 - 1859Map (db m10994) HM
6Illinois, Piatt County, Monticello — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial DistrictMonticello, Illinois — County-Seat Marker —
Abraham Lincoln traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District ···1847 - 1857Map (db m10962) HM
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7Illinois, Piatt County, Monticello — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial DistrictDewitt / Piatt Counties — County Line Marker —
Abraham Lincoln traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District 1847 - 1859Map (db m10993) HM
8Illinois, Piatt County, Monticello — Lincoln - Douglas
Here on July 29, 1858 Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas first agreed to meet in Joint Debate in IllinoisMap (db m23864) HM
9Illinois, Piatt County, Monticello — Lincoln in MonticelloLooking for Lincoln
The Tenbrook Hotel, the building shown on the right-hand side of the photo (which was taken at the end of the Civil War), was the site where Lincoln and other members of the bar lodged when traversing the Eighth Judicial Circuit. Lincoln . . . Map (db m23855) HM
10Illinois, Piatt County, Monticello — Monticello JourneysLooking for Lincoln
Lincoln’s journeys to Monticello were sometimes difficult because of the weather and his lack of popularity on some issues. Lincoln, Judge David Davis, and other members of the Bar were trying to reach Monticello in the spring of 1852, having . . . Map (db m23813) HM
11Illinois, Piatt County, Monticello — Piatt County Veterans MemorialHonor the past — Protect the future —
To those who died we show honor and pray for eternal rest. To those still missing we express our remembrance and hope. To those who returned we dedicate our eternal gratitude. The grateful people of Piatt County thank these veterans . . . Map (db m67715) WM
12Illinois, Piatt County, Monticello — Potawatomi Trail of Death
We honor the pioneers and the three Native Americans who died here while on the Trail of Death march in 1838 and are buried in this cemeteryMap (db m33255) HM
13Illinois, Piatt County, Monticello — Railroads Bring ChangeLooking for Lincoln
The I.C.R.R. Co. Steam locomotive was popular in the mid 1850's, when Lincoln worked for the Illinois Central. It was named “American Standard,” and latter ran from Decatur to Champaign. Locomotives were originally wood burning, and the railroad . . . Map (db m23808) HM
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14Illinois, Piatt County, Monticello — Trail of DeathPyatt's Point — Sept. 21, 1838 —
About 800 Potawatomi Indians camped at Pyatt’s Point during a forced march from Twin-Lakes, Ind. To the reservation on the Osage River, Kansas. One woman, three children were buried during this stop.Map (db m33262) HM
 
 
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Jan. 29, 2023