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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Richland County, Illinois

 
Clickable Map of Richland 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 Richland County, IL (10) Clay County, IL (3) Crawford County, IL (14) Edwards County, IL (4) Jasper County, IL (2) Lawrence County, IL (15) Wabash County, IL (6) Wayne County, IL (2)  RichlandCounty(10) Richland County (10)  ClayCounty(3) Clay County (3)  CrawfordCounty(14) Crawford County (14)  EdwardsCounty(4) Edwards County (4)  JasperCounty(2) Jasper County (2)  LawrenceCounty(15) Lawrence County (15)  WabashCounty(6) Wabash County (6)  WayneCounty(2) Wayne County (2)
Olney is the county seat for Richland County
Adjacent to Richland County, Illinois
      Clay County (3)  
      Crawford County (14)  
      Edwards County (4)  
      Jasper County (2)  
      Lawrence County (15)  
      Wabash County (6)  
      Wayne County (2)  
 
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1Illinois, Richland County, Dundas — 1950 Census Population Center
This monument was erected to commemorate the determination of 1950 center of population of the United States of America in Richland County, Ill. and was dedicated October 18, 1951 at the ceremony attended by Adlai E. Stevenson Gov. State of Ill., . . . Map (db m30393) HM
2Illinois, Richland County, Noble — Noble Jail
This jail was built ca. 1910 and used to mid 1940. It was moved off this location and used as a shed until 1995, when it was restored and returned to the original location. When it was use it had a brick exterior and a round roof. This jail was very . . . Map (db m178237) HM
3Illinois, Richland County, Olney — Bower Park / Bird HavenEst. May 10, 1876 / Est. October 4, 1906
Bower Park Named in honor of William Bower. Previously known as Tower Park for a 125 foot tall brick-steel water tower (1892-1927), fire bell tower, city weight scales (1895-1966) located here. William Bower May 21, 1842 - . . . Map (db m178239) HM
4Illinois, Richland County, Olney — Historic McsBurg School / The One-Room Rural Schools of Richland County
Historic McsBurg School In 1841, the year Richland County came to be, a primitive log structure located 4 miles north-northeast of Olney - at the intersection of what is now North Silver Road and East Tank Farm Lane - housed one of the . . . Map (db m178240) HM
5Illinois, Richland County, Olney — History of the Olney Albino Gray Squirrel
There were two people who discovered the Olney albino gray squirrel at about the same time, but in different places. William Yates Stroup caught albinos near his farmhouse four miles southeast of Olney. George W. Ridgeley captured albinos on his . . . Map (db m178243) HM
6Illinois, Richland County, Olney — Lincoln and Douglas in Olney
During the Presidential Campaign of 1856 Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas spoke in Olney at separate political rallies held the same day - Saturday, September 20. In the morning Douglas spoke in a grove near town at a Democratic rally for . . . Map (db m178242) HM
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7Illinois, Richland County, Olney — Neighborhood Marker
Ambrose Hopkinson built this home in 1874. Opened as museum in 1991. He built school bldg. at SW corner of intersect, it housed 10 grades and first H.S. in county. H.S. opened 1871. M.E. Church stood at NW corner of intersect. Kitchell Avenue named . . . Map (db m178241) HM
8Illinois, Richland County, Olney — Robert Ridgway and "Bird Haven"
Robert Ridgway, leading American ornithologist, was born at Mount Carmel, Illinois, on July 2, 1850. As a youth he became interested in birds and sketched many specimens around his home. At the age of seventeen, he was appointed zoologist on a . . . Map (db m99118) HM
9Illinois, Richland County, Olney — Solar Power in Olney, Illinois
In 1902, the first experimental solar power plant was built in Olney, Illinois by H.E. Willsie and John Boyle Jr., two American engineers. Their solar power plant was based on an 1885 design developed by the French engineer Tellier. Between 1892 and . . . Map (db m178244) HM
10Illinois, Richland County, Olney — War Memorial
(top of base:) In Memory of the World War Veterans 1917-1918 Erected by Richland Post No. 30 American Legion 1935 (base:) Rededicated: to all veterans of all wars Sponsored by Richland County . . . Map (db m178238) WM
 
 
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Feb. 7, 2023