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
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
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
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
The City and County
erect and dedicate
this monument to the
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
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
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
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, Illinois — — Map (db m63058) WM
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
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