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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Effingham County, Illinois

 
Clickable Map of Effingham 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 Effingham County, IL (14) Clay County, IL (3) Cumberland County, IL (6) Fayette County, IL (47) Jasper County, IL (2) Shelby County, IL (17)  EffinghamCounty(14) Effingham County (14)  ClayCounty(3) Clay County (3)  CumberlandCounty(6) Cumberland County (6)  FayetteCounty(47) Fayette County (47)  JasperCounty(2) Jasper County (2)  ShelbyCounty(17) Shelby County (17)
Effingham is the county seat for Effingham County
Adjacent to Effingham County, Illinois
      Clay County (3)  
      Cumberland County (6)  
      Fayette County (47)  
      Jasper County (2)  
      Shelby County (17)  
 
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1Illinois (Effingham County), Altamont — Altamont — Rising from the Prairie
During the late 1800s, communities on the National Road were watching a new path to prosperity make its way across Illinois. By the time J.W. Conlogue, a superintendent with the St. Louis, Vandalia and Terre Haute Railroad, platted Altamont in 1870, . . . Map (db m169991) HM
2Illinois (Effingham County), Altamont — Dr. Charles M. Wright House — Built in 1889
has been entered in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m59437) HM
3Illinois (Effingham County), Altamont — Veterans Memorial — All Gave Some - Some Gave All — Honor The Past • Protect The Future —
To Those Who Gave All -- We honor and pray for eternal rest. To Those Who Are Missing In Action -- We express remembrance and hope. To Those Who Were Wounded In Action - We honor you. To Those Who Were Prisoners of War . . . Map (db m59438) HM
4Illinois (Effingham County), Dexter — National Road
The National Road, sometimes called the Cumberland Road or the Old Pike. Ran from Cumberland, Maryland, to Vandalia, Illinois the Illinois portion of the road was begun in 1830 and opened in the summer of 1838 it extended 89 miles from the . . . Map (db m161424) HM
5Illinois (Effingham County), Effingham — Effingham — Crossroads of Opportunity
From 1871 to 2007, this courthouse was the heart of Effingham County government. For many cities on the National Road, a courthouse promised growth and prosperity. For others, it stood as silent testimony that fortunes change, and promises aren't . . . Map (db m152529) HM
6Illinois (Effingham County), Effingham — Effingham County Courthouse — 1872
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m59439) HM
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7Illinois (Effingham County), Effingham — Lord Thomas Howard, Earl of Effingham
The City and County of Effingham erect and dedicate this monument to the memory of Lord Thomas Howard Earl of Effingham who with courage and loyalty to his principles of freedom and justice resigned his commission as deputy . . . Map (db m59441) HM
8Illinois (Effingham County), Effingham — Veterans Memorial — Lest We Forget — In God We Trust —
Dedicated to all veterans of Effingham County who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America Dedicated Nov. 11. 1991Map (db m59483) WM
9Illinois (Effingham County), Effingham — Welcome to the Cross at the Crossroads!
We Invite You to Explore the Grounds, Visit the Welcome Center, Pray in the Chapel, and Enjoy the Presence of Christ. The History of the Cross: • In the Spring of 1997, John & Fran Schultz visited a similar Cross in Groom, TX. . . . Map (db m152457) HM
10Illinois (Effingham County), Effingham — Yates Post No. 88 W.R.C.
In memory of Womans Relief Corps Auxiliary of Yates Post No. 88Map (db m59440) HM
11Illinois (Effingham County), Mason — Roswell B. Mason — 1805 1892
Dedicated to the Memory of Roswell B. Mason Builder of the charter lines of the Illinois Central Railroad Erected September 27, 1956 on the one hundredth anniversary of the completion of construction at this place which was thereupon . . . Map (db m152475) HM
12Illinois (Effingham County), Montrose — A Salute to All Veterans
United States Army United States Air Force Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States United States Marine Corps United States Navy United States Coast Guard Montrose, IllinoisMap (db m63058) WM
13Illinois (Effingham County), Montrose — Montrose — Drummers, Drays and Railroad Days
In 1870, the St. Louis, Vandalia and Terre Haute rail line replaced the National Road as the fastest, most reliable route across Illinois. Drummers, or traveling salesmen, rode the rails from one town to the next. At the depot, the drummers' . . . Map (db m152531) HM
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14Illinois (Effingham County), Teutopolis — Teutopolis — A Community Built On Faith
They traveled West by horse and wagon, oxen and Conestoga, and by foot. They represented a staggering assortment of crafts, talents and trades. They emigrated from Germany in search of affordable land, economic opportunity, and political and . . . Map (db m152530) HM
 
 
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Nov. 29, 2022