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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Macoupin County, Illinois

 
Clickable Map of Macoupin 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 Macoupin County, IL (30) Greene County, IL (4) Jersey County, IL (15) Madison County, IL (205) Montgomery County, IL (19) Morgan County, IL (19) Sangamon County, IL (170)  MacoupinCounty(30) Macoupin County (30)  GreeneCounty(4) Greene County (4)  JerseyCounty(15) Jersey County (15)  MadisonCounty(205) Madison County (205)  MontgomeryCounty(19) Montgomery County (19)  MorganCounty(19) Morgan County (19)  SangamonCounty(170) Sangamon County (170)
Carlinville is the county seat for Macoupin County
Adjacent to Macoupin County, Illinois
      Greene County (4)  
      Jersey County (15)  
      Madison County (205)  
      Montgomery County (19)  
      Morgan County (19)  
      Sangamon County (170)  
 
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1Illinois, Macoupin County, Benld — Dancing the Night Away — The Coliseum Ballroom — Reported missing
The Coliseum Ballroom on Route 66 was a hopping place on Saturday nights. Benld's ballroom boasted the biggest dance floor between Chicago and St. Louis. People gathered from throughout the region to dance to big bands such as Duke Ellington, . . . Map (db m157936) HM
2Illinois, Macoupin County, Bunker Hill — Bunker Hill Indian Trail
During the historical period, the earliest inhabitants of the present-day community of Bunker Hill were the Peoria, Kickapoo, and Winnebago Indians who established an encampment near North Washington and West Morgan Streets. Another Native American . . . Map (db m143178) HM
3Illinois, Macoupin County, Carlinville — Abraham Lincoln — Carlinville Lawyer
16th, President of the United States Born: February 12, 1809, Hodgenville, Kentucky Assassinated: April 15, 1865, Washington D. C. Presidential Term: March 4, 1861 - April 15, 1865
From a humble log . . . Map (db m195479) HM
4Illinois, Macoupin County, Carlinville — Abraham Lincoln — President of the United States 1861 - 1865 — Famous Quotes by Lincoln —
• We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. • Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. • My concern is not whether God is on our . . . Map (db m195623) HM
5Illinois, Macoupin County, Carlinville — Abraham Lincoln Spoke Here
Abraham Lincoln spoke here on August 31, 1858. (sic) In the course of his famous campaign against Stephen A. Douglas, for the United States Senatorship.Map (db m144483) HM
6Illinois, Macoupin County, Carlinville — Carlinville, Illinois — Welcome to Route 66 Illinois
Route 66, the Mother Road, is an American icon that symbolizes romance and freedom of the open road. Born in 1926, Route 66 was one of the first numbered U.S. highways, journeying 2,500 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles. Today, you can still "get . . . Map (db m144544) HM
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7Illinois, Macoupin County, Carlinville — Circling The Square — Route 66 in Carlinville
The first hard road connecting Chicago and St. Louis passed through the heart of Carlinville. In 1926, Route 66 opened from Chicago to Los Angeles and followed Route 4 through Illinois. The “Mother Road” Circled the Carlinville Square . . . Map (db m144482) HM
8Illinois, Macoupin County, Carlinville — Loomis House
This elegant fifty room hotel was built amid scandal in 1870 by Judge Thaddeus Loomis. Judge Loomis was one of the commissioners responsible for the building of the Macoupin County Courthouse. As courthouse costs continued to rise, Judge Loomis . . . Map (db m195433) HM
9Illinois, Macoupin County, Carlinville — Macoupin County Revolutionary War Memorial
In Memory of Patriots & Soldiers of the American Revolution Buried in Macoupin County Pvt. Samuel Brown   Va. · Robert Bushby   Va. · John Cheek · Thomas Dodson   Md. · William Gatv · Pvt. Wm. Gillespie   S.C. · Pvt T. Huriah . . . Map (db m196362) HM
10Illinois, Macoupin County, Carlinville — Macoupin County Veterans memorial
Let them not be forgotten for they have shown the world that freedom is never free.Map (db m195431) WM
11Illinois, Macoupin County, Carlinville — Original Site of the Ariston Cafe, 1924
This is the second oldest building on the Square. It was built in 1854 and was also the first building on the Square to be three stories tall. In 1924, Greek immigrant Pete Adam opened the Ariston Restaurant here. Business boomed two years . . . Map (db m144480) HM
12Illinois, Macoupin County, Carlinville — Six - Pounder
It shot a six pound iron ball, giving it its name, it could also shoot an explosive shell or canister. Six pounders, incidentally, were fired by six man crews and pulled by a team of six horses. It was born in 1839 at the Algar Foundry in Boston. A . . . Map (db m195831) HM
13Illinois, Macoupin County, Gillespie — Dedicated to the Soldiers and Sailors of Gillespie
Dedicated to the soldiers and sailors of Gillespie who gave their lives for democracy.Map (db m204638) WM
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14Illinois, Macoupin County, Gillespie — Founding of the Progressive Miners of America
Coal miners were the vanguard of the American Labor Movement and Illinois played a major role. In the 1890s tens of thousands of Illinois miners joined the United Mine Workers Union. But in succeeding decades the leadership of UMW President John L. . . . Map (db m184782) HM
15Illinois, Macoupin County, Gillespie — Heart of Coal Country — Gillespie Area Mines — Illinois 66 —
Waves of European immigrants poured into Gillespie in the 1880s to work its coal mines. In the early 1900s, the Chicago and North Western Railroad opened four mines to fuel its locomotives. Locals knew each town by its mine number: . . . Map (db m185468) HM
16Illinois, Macoupin County, Gillespie — Macoupin & Chestnut Streets — 1926 -1930
This was the scene at this corner in the years 1926 -1930. The Dippold Drug Store was a thriving business located on this corner during these years when Route 66 ran through Gillespie. Prominent Gillespie resident, Lincoln Loveless, and his . . . Map (db m195484) HM WM
17Illinois, Macoupin County, Gillespie — Veterans Memorial
In memory of those who gave their lives for democracy World War I Clifford Anderson • Frank W. Baxter • Charles Blevins • James Boston • William Burns • George Folkerts • Roy Gray • Floyd Hitchcock • Joseph Johnston • . . . Map (db m204637) WM
18Illinois, Macoupin County, Girard — World War I Memorial — 1914 - 1918
Dedicated to the World War veterans by the citizens of Girard and vicinityMap (db m195361) WM
19Illinois, Macoupin County, Mount Olive — Soulsby Shell Station, Mt. Olive, Illinois — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Russell Soulsby built this station in 1926 with his father, Henry He ran it with his sister Ola until 1991. For its 65 years of operation; they only sold Shell gasoline.Map (db m138433) HM
20Illinois, Macoupin County, Mt. Olive — Union Miners Cemetery at Mt. Olive, Illinois
The Union Miners Cemetery in Mt. Olive, Illinois, is the only labor union-established and union-owned cemetery in the United States. It is the result of the Battle of Virden fought in Virden on October 12, 1898, when the Chicago-Virden Coal Company . . . Map (db m184803) HM
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21Illinois, Macoupin County, Staunton — Henry's Rabbit Ranch, Staunton, Illinois — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
A Route 66 information center and tourist attraction built for past, present and future travelers.Map (db m138472) HM
22Illinois, Macoupin County, Staunton — Historic Route 66 Illinois
You are traveling on one of the most famous roads in the world. On September 25, 2005, Illinois Route 66 was designated as a National Scenic Byway by the U.S. Department of Transportation.Map (db m144781) HM
23Illinois, Macoupin County, Staunton — Ill. Traction System — Rails Before Roads
Electrified interurban railways were the rage in the early 1900s before Route 66. They offered clean and efficient service, an advantage over locomotives and horses. The Illinois Traction System connected residents in towns like Staunton to . . . Map (db m188715) HM
24Illinois, Macoupin County, Staunton — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women who served our country during war and peace.Map (db m195435) WM
25Illinois, Macoupin County, Virden — Battle of Virden Monument
Battle of Virden Monument State of Illinois Coal Office UMWA District 12 Illinois AFL-CIO City of Virden • John E Hein • John & Sondra Narmont • Wayne & Liz Joplin • John & Jeannie Alexander In memory of Stephen & Luriel Narmont by . . . Map (db m195832) HM
26Illinois, Macoupin County, Virden — Operation Iraqi Freedom
In memory of the fallen, by family, friends and community.Map (db m195362) WM
27Illinois, Macoupin County, Virden — Route 66 Coal Towns — The Battle of Virden
Miserable wages and working conditions in coal mines made conflict between miners and coal companies inevitable in the 1890s. The battle that erupted here immortalized Virden in the history of labor rights. On October 12, 1898, eight miners, four . . . Map (db m149885) HM
28Illinois, Macoupin County, Virden — Veterans Memorial
We proudly pay tribute to those who gave their lives or their services for the protection and preservation of our Country since the beginning of World war II.Map (db m195430) WM
29Illinois, Macoupin County, Virden — World War — 1917 - 1919
Soldiers and SailorsMap (db m195357) WM
30Illinois, Macoupin County, Virden — Zeffiro Galli
Mounted in memory of Zeffiro Galli, Pvt. FA Cen. Off Tng Sch. World War IMap (db m195353) WM
 
 
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Feb. 5, 2023