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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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