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Historical Markers in Morgan County, Illinois

 
Clickable Map of Morgan 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 Morgan County, IL (19) Brown County, IL (2) Cass County, IL (11) Greene County, IL (4) Macoupin County, IL (30) Pike County, IL (54) Sangamon County, IL (170) Scott County, IL (6)  MorganCounty(19) Morgan County (19)  BrownCounty(2) Brown County (2)  CassCounty(11) Cass County (11)  GreeneCounty(4) Greene County (4)  MacoupinCounty(30) Macoupin County (30)  PikeCounty(54) Pike County (54)  SangamonCounty(170) Sangamon County (170)  ScottCounty(6) Scott County (6)
Jacksonville is the county seat for Morgan County
Adjacent to Morgan County, Illinois
      Brown County (2)  
      Cass County (11)  
      Greene County (4)  
      Macoupin County (30)  
      Pike County (54)  
      Sangamon County (170)  
      Scott County (6)  
 
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1Illinois, Morgan County, Jacksonville — 1858 Senate Race Here — Looking for Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln and incumbent Stephen A. Douglas spent ten weeks in 1858, contesting for the U.S. Senate. During the grueling campaign, Lincoln made sixty-three speeches across the state; Douglas made 130. Both men spoke separately in . . . Map (db m57637) HM
2Illinois, Morgan County, Jacksonville — Barton Warren Stone (1772-1844)
A leading figure of the 19th-century "Stone-Campbell" Restoration movement, Barton Warren Stone owned and lived on this farm from 1838 to 1844. Stone advocated the unity of all Christians, served as an educator and church planter, and published . . . Map (db m149893) HM
3Illinois, Morgan County, Jacksonville — Big Eli Wheel No. 17
"I have discovered the machine I want to design and build, a portable 'Ferris Wheel'", W. E. Sullivan, 1893. A young man's dream became reality when W. E. Sullivan of Roodhouse, Illinois, designed and built a small, portable, revolving wheel, . . . Map (db m57658) HM
4Illinois, Morgan County, Jacksonville — First Illinois State Hospital for the Insane
Miss Dorothea Dix in her "memorial to the Senate and House of the Representatives of Illinois" urged their serious consideration of the afflicted condition of an increasing class of insane sufferers, whose healthful exercise of their intellectual . . . Map (db m149907) HM
5Illinois, Morgan County, Jacksonville — Greene Vardiman Black
G.V. Black, father of modern dentistry, was born in 1836 on a farm near Winchester, Illinois. He studied medicine and dentistry and in 1857 began his practice of dentistry in Winchester. After serving in the Civil War, he resumed dental practice in . . . Map (db m57631) HM
6Illinois, Morgan County, Jacksonville — Greene Vardiman Black — 1836-1915 — Father of Modern Dentistry —
Dental Office 1868-1867 2nd floor, Lot 58, This Square Dental Office 1867-1876 2nd floor, Lot 121, This Square At these locations, Dr. Black constructed the belt-driven dental drill and began work on the formula for dental . . . Map (db m187249) HM
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7Illinois, Morgan County, Jacksonville — I. C. Honors Mr. Lincoln — Looking for Lincoln
Since 1856, Beecher Hall has been the headquarters of two of Illinois College men's societies. Sigma Pi Society and Phi Alpha Society. Both societies elected Abraham Lincoln into honorary membership in their fraternal-literary . . . Map (db m57657) HM
8Illinois, Morgan County, Jacksonville — Lincoln & Governor Duncan — Looking for Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln won his elected office, a seat in the Illinois House of Representatives in 1834. That same year Joseph Duncan of Jacksonville was elected Governor of Illinois. Before you stands the home of Joseph Duncan, which became the . . . Map (db m57650) HM
9Illinois, Morgan County, Jacksonville — Lincoln and Grierson — Looking for Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln met Benjamin H. Grierson when the two campaigned for the Republican Party. Grierson, a merchant, music teacher, and musician, even wrote a song for Lincoln's presidential campaign in 1860, with the chorus: "So clear . . . Map (db m57635) HM
10Illinois, Morgan County, Jacksonville — Lincoln and Jaquess — Looking for Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln met the Reverend James F. Jaquess when Lincoln was a lawyer on the Eighth Judicial Circuit and Jaquess rode the Petersburg Circuit for the Methodist Church. They became better acquainted in Jacksonville when Jaquess was . . . Map (db m57630) HM
11Illinois, Morgan County, Jacksonville — Lincoln and Slavery — Looking for Lincoln
Pictured in the crowd listening to Abraham Lincoln's speech is Joseph O. King, a prominent merchant who later became mayor of Jacksonville. He helped found a political group that agitated for the exclusion of slavery from the free . . . Map (db m57653) HM
12Illinois, Morgan County, Jacksonville — Lincoln's Religion — Looking for Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln was often accused by his detractors---and even by some of his friends---of not being a Christian. Just before becoming President, Lincoln shared the following with his friend Dr. Newton Bateman: "I know there is a God, . . . Map (db m57648) HM
13Illinois, Morgan County, Jacksonville — New Method Book Bindery
New Method Book Bindery (Bound to Stay Bound Books since 1970) was established at 220 S. Main, Jacksonville, Illinois, in January 1920 by Lawrence D. Sibert and William Suhy. The bindery quickly became one of the nation's leading library binders, . . . Map (db m181714) HM
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14Illinois, Morgan County, Jacksonville — Potawatami Indians
Potawatomi Indians were welcomed on this plaza October 2, 1838 while on the Trail of Death from Indiana to what is now Kansas.Map (db m149894) HM
15Illinois, Morgan County, Jacksonville — Stephen Arnold Douglas
Stephen A. Douglas was born in Brandon, Vermont, in 1813. He attended schools there and in New York state. In 1833, he settled in Winchester, Illinois, five miles southwest, where he taught school. In 1834 he moved to Jacksonville, eight miles . . . Map (db m182098) HM
16Illinois, Morgan County, Jacksonville — The Civil War Governor — Looking for Lincoln
Richard Yates moved from Kentucky to Jacksonville in 1831. Four years later he became the first graduate of Illinois College. Abraham Lincoln and Yates admired Henry Clay and actively supported the Whig Party. Both strongly opposed . . . Map (db m57633) HM
17Illinois, Morgan County, Jacksonville — The Farmers State Bank and Trust Company
The site of the Farmers State Bank and Trust Company Building, formerly known as the Ayers National Bank Building, has been associated with banking longer than any other site in the State of Illinois and possibly the entire Old Northwest. By . . . Map (db m149896) HM
18Illinois, Morgan County, Jacksonville — Whig Rivals and Friends — Looking for Lincoln
A native of Kentucky, John J. Hardin moved to Jacksonville in 1831 when he was twenty-one. Like other young men of their generation. Hardin and Abraham Lincoln served in the Black Hawk War. Both men were lawyers and Whig politicians who . . . Map (db m57634) HM
19Illinois, Morgan County, Jacksonville — William Jennings Bryan
On this site on July 4th, 1883, distinguished American William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925) began his practice of law and journey to national prominence. The forthright, spirited Bryan would become a Congressman from Nebraska, three-time Democratic . . . Map (db m149914) HM
 
 
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Jan. 27, 2023