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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Clark County, Illinois

 
Clickable Map of Clark 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 Clark County, IL (22) Coles County, IL (43) Crawford County, IL (14) Cumberland County, IL (6) Edgar County, IL (17) Jasper County, IL (2) Sullivan County, IN (8) Vigo County, IN (55)  ClarkCounty(22) Clark County (22)  ColesCounty(43) Coles County (43)  CrawfordCounty(14) Crawford County (14)  CumberlandCounty(6) Cumberland County (6)  EdgarCounty(17) Edgar County (17)  JasperCounty(2) Jasper County (2)  SullivanCountyIndiana(8) Sullivan County (8)  VigoCounty(55) Vigo County (55)
Marshall is the county seat for Clark County
Adjacent to Clark County, Illinois
      Coles County (43)  
      Crawford County (14)  
      Cumberland County (6)  
      Edgar County (17)  
      Jasper County (2)  
      Sullivan County, Indiana (8)  
      Vigo County, Indiana (55)  
 
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1Illinois (Clark County), Casey — CaseyA Tale of Two Cities
It's a story often told on the National Road. Two towns, both poised to prosper, grow up within walking distance of one another. One thrives. The other fades into the footnotes of history. In the 1830s, Ewing Chancellor settled land along an . . . Map (db m152559) HM
2Illinois (Clark County), Casey — Cumberland Presbyterian Church Bell
With gratitude to all the workers, for the children of tomorrow, we raise this bell to the glory of God: in the love of holiness, and to the cause and just pursuit of freedom. This 48-inch, 2000-pound bell was part of the original United . . . Map (db m184622) HM
3Illinois (Clark County), Casey — John Lang1805-1874
First permanent settler in 1838 Built National House/Hotel on West Main StreetMap (db m188292) HM
4Illinois (Clark County), Casey — Rev. John Doughty1797-1875
Founder of Cumberland (1833) and the Cumberland Baptist Church and CemeteryMap (db m188280) HM
5Illinois (Clark County), Casey — The Development of Casey
With the opening of the National Road through this area, small communities began to the established along the route, one of which was Casey. The first settler was John Lang, a native of Scotland. Lang and family arrived from Ohio in 1838 and bought . . . Map (db m152488) HM
6Illinois (Clark County), Casey — The Early Settlement of Cumberland
With the completion of the National Road (Cumberland Road) through Clark County in 1834, a settlement known as Cumberland was established in this vicinity. The settlement consisted mainly of workmen who moved here for the purpose of securing . . . Map (db m188290) HM
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7Illinois (Clark County), Casey — You Are Not Forgotten
Since World War I, more than 91,000 American soldiers are unaccounted for. This unoccupied seat is dedicated to the memory of those brave men and women and to the sacrifices each made in serving this country. God Bless You, God Bless . . . Map (db m184578) WM
8Illinois (Clark County), Darwin — Darwin
Darwin was the Clark County seat from 1823 to 1838. The County Courthouse was one block south from 1819 to 1823. The county seat was Aurora, once located two miles north. Two blocks east was the Darwin Steamboat Landing on the Wabash River. The . . . Map (db m152464) HM
9Illinois (Clark County), Marshall — Fancher Pony Truss Bridge
Hiram B. Trout and his brother, Everett Trout, were born on a farm about five miles north of this location. They operated a machine shop in Shelbyville, Illinois in the late 1800’s at which in time they invented and patented the unique design for . . . Map (db m59336) HM
10Illinois (Clark County), Marshall — Harlan Hall
Has been placed on the National Register Of Historic Places November 4, 2001 By the United States Department of the Interior Built 1872 Map (db m152565) HM
11Illinois (Clark County), Marshall — James Jones 1921-77Friends of Libraries U.S.A. Literary Landmarks Register
From Here to Eternity author James Jones co-founded The Handy Writers’ Colony (1949-1964) at the West edge of Marshall with his mentor Lowney Turner Handy and her husband, Harry. Jones wrote Some Came Running here before moving to New . . . Map (db m23336) HM
12Illinois (Clark County), Marshall — MarshallArcher's Avenue
Built at the intersection of Illinois' first state road and America's first federal highway, Marshall was a gateway community for immigrants traveling west. It was founded in 1835 by Illinois Gov. Joseph Duncan and Col. William B. Archer. . . . Map (db m152562) HM
13Illinois (Clark County), Marshall — Marshall, Illinois1835 - 1935
To Commemorate The Hundredth Anniversary of Marshall, Illinois Founded by William B. Archer and to Honor George Rogers Clark for whom the county was namedMap (db m104797) HM
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14Illinois (Clark County), Marshall — Old Stone Arch Bridge
This Bridge was completed by Army Engineers sometime between 1834 and 1837 as part of the Old National Road, between Cumberland, Maryland and Vandalia, Illinois, was authorized by the enabling act of 1803 and was the Nation's first federally . . . Map (db m71127) HM
15Illinois (Clark County), Marshall — The Archer HouseNational Historic Landmark
This structure was erected in 1841 by Col. Wm. B. Archer, founder of Marshall, and John Bartlett and has been in continuous use as a hotel. It was an important stage coach stop on the early Cumberland Road where many prominent people, including . . . Map (db m152564) HM
16Illinois (Clark County), Martinsville — MartinsvilleThe Merchants of Main Street
Imagine you're traveling the National Road in the late 1800s. Your wagon is one of many trundling toward town. The dirt road is rough and the ride uncomfortable, but you welcome the trip. It's a day to visit with friends, catch up on news, and trade . . . Map (db m152560) HM
17Illinois (Clark County), Martinsville — The Linn Family / The Rowe Foundry Anvil
The Linn Family The ancestors of the Linn Family immigrated from Ireland in 1809. They eventually settled in Parker Township in Clark County Illinois, near Westfield in 1864. Walter Linn and his family moved to Martinsville in the late . . . Map (db m153192) HM
18Illinois (Clark County), Martinsville — Veterans Memorial
. . . Map (db m153195) WM
19Illinois (Clark County), West Union — Fort Handy
Fort Handy, built in 1816, was located 1200 feet southeast of this park on a knoll. The fort, the only structure of its kind in Clark County, was built by the family of Thomas Handy and contained three cabins and a well surrounded by a bulletproof . . . Map (db m152478) HM
20Illinois (Clark County), Westfield — Margaretta Post Office
On this site stood Margaretta Post Office, which served many northwestern communities of Clark County from 1840 to 1861. It was named for Margaret, wife of the postmaster, William B. Marrs. Mail was carried to the post office first in saddlebags by . . . Map (db m184585) HM
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21Illinois (Clark County), Westfield — Westfield College
For more than fifty years Westfield College was located on this site. It was founded as a seminary in 1861 by the United Brethren in Christ and incorporated as a college in 1865. The school was coeducational from the beginning and in some years . . . Map (db m184588) HM
22Illinois (Clark County), Westfield — Westfield College
This marks the site of Westfield College 1865 - 1917 Presented by the High School Class of 1932 2nd Plaque Westfield Township High School 1921-1994 Class of 1932Map (db m184589) HM
 
 
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Nov. 29, 2022