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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Shelby County, Illinois

 
Clickable Map of Shelby 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 Shelby County, IL (17) Christian County, IL (8) Coles County, IL (43) Cumberland County, IL (6) Effingham County, IL (14) Fayette County, IL (47) Macon County, IL (29) Montgomery County, IL (19) Moultrie County, IL (5)  ShelbyCounty(17) Shelby County (17)  ChristianCounty(8) Christian County (8)  ColesCounty(43) Coles County (43)  CumberlandCounty(6) Cumberland County (6)  EffinghamCounty(14) Effingham County (14)  FayetteCounty(47) Fayette County (47)  MaconCounty(29) Macon County (29)  MontgomeryCounty(19) Montgomery County (19)  MoultrieCounty(5) Moultrie County (5)
Shelbyville is the county seat for Shelby County
Adjacent to Shelby County, Illinois
      Christian County (8)  
      Coles County (43)  
      Cumberland County (6)  
      Effingham County (14)  
      Fayette County (47)  
      Macon County (29)  
      Montgomery County (19)  
      Moultrie County (5)  
 
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1Illinois (Shelby County), Cowden — Thompson Mill Bridge
The road on which this bridge is located was once an important route between Springfield and Effingham. The bridge was completed in the autumn of 1868 at a cost of $2,500 and named for the owner of the first mill near here. It is the narrowest of . . . Map (db m188395) HM
2Illinois (Shelby County), Moweaqua — Lincoln's Cavalry Guard — Looking for Lincoln
Left Section In 1863, Ohio Governor David Tod believed that Lincoln needed a cavalry body-guard. Governor Tod requested one volunteer from each county in Ohio to serve on special duty. Guernsey County, in east-central Ohio supplied Ephraim . . . Map (db m30751) HM
3Illinois (Shelby County), Shelbyville — "Let's Debate" by John McClarey
Sculptor John McClarey is a former Illinois high school history teacher with an international reputation as an artistic interpreter of Abraham Lincoln. He has won many prestigious awards for his work, including the Order of Lincoln in 2009. His . . . Map (db m30897) HM
4Illinois (Shelby County), Shelbyville — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District — Shelbyville, Illinois — County-Seat Marker —
Abraham Lincoln traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District ···1847 - 1857 Smaller Plaque: Presented to the Kuilka Chapter D. A. R. by O. J. PenwellMap (db m11295) HM
5Illinois (Shelby County), Shelbyville — Anthony Thornton — Looking for Lincoln — 1853 —
Left Section Anthony Thornton and Abraham Lincoln led fairly similar lives. Both were born in Kentucky, were tall, and were Whigs. Both began practicing law in Illinois in 1836, even though Thornton was college-educated and read . . . Map (db m30755) HM
6Illinois (Shelby County), Shelbyville — First Commercial Pick-up Baler — Historic Landmark of Agricultural Engineering
In the Shelbyville area during the Spring of 1929, Raymore McDonald designed and developed the first commercial pick-up baler as conceived and financed by Horace Tallman and his sons, Leslie R. and Gentry L. These balers were marketed for many . . . Map (db m10992) HM
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7Illinois (Shelby County), Shelbyville — Freedom Square
May this site of "Freedom Square" be an eternal remembrance of those Shelby County Veterans who served and sacrificed that all people might live in a world of peace and freedom. [Left of the inscription, etching of General MacArthur walking . . . Map (db m80914) HM
8Illinois (Shelby County), Shelbyville — Lincoln - Thornton Debate — Looking for Lincoln — 1856 —
Left Section In the summer of 1856, Abraham Lincoln traveled across much of Illinois, giving speeches supporting the new Republican Party and its national and state candidates. On August 9, 1856, Lincoln arrived in Shelbyville to . . . Map (db m30801) HM
9Illinois (Shelby County), Shelbyville — Lincoln's Court Cases — Looking for Lincoln — 1852 —
Abraham Lincoln visited Shelby County to argue law cases during his journeys around the Eighth Judicial Circuit. Although Shelby County comprised a part of the circuit in the 1840's, Lincoln would forego visiting Shelbyville in favor of . . . Map (db m188365) HM
10Illinois (Shelby County), Shelbyville — Lincoln-Thornton Debate / Lincoln Circuit
Larger Marker Here Abraham Lincoln and Anthony Thornton June 15, 1856 debated for and against Freedom in our territories. It was the initial speech that made Lincoln President and The Great . . . Map (db m11294) HM
11Illinois (Shelby County), Shelbyville — Mrs. Josephine Garis Cochran — 1839-1913
In a woodshed located at the rear of this site in 1886 Mrs. Josephine Garis Cochran Invented one of the first mechanical dishwashers ever built. She exhibited her patented machines at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893, winning . . . Map (db m188364) HM
12Illinois (Shelby County), Shelbyville — Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried in Shelby County Memorial
In memory and in honor of the soldiers of the American Revolution buried in Shelby County Illinois Elijah Biggs • John Cochran • John Jenkins • Obadiah Wade • Isaac WaggonerMap (db m189058) WM
13Illinois (Shelby County), Shelbyville — Soldiers and Sailors Monument — Shelby County War Memorial
On the Pillar 1776 - 1781 1812 - 1814 1846 - 1848 1861 - 1865 1898 - 1898 On the Base Erected in 1907 in memory of the Soldiers and Sailors of Shelby County Individual . . . Map (db m11131) WM
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14Illinois (Shelby County), Shelbyville — Traveling the Circuit — Looking for Lincoln — 1850 —
Left Section Taverns - - or Inns - - were the primary accommodation for the circuit traveler. Before arriving in Shelbyville, the judge and lawyers had a two-day journey from Paris, usually with an overnight stay in Charleston. Abraham . . . Map (db m30784) HM
15Illinois (Shelby County), Sigel — Veterans Memorial
Sigel American Legion Post 1134 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 . . . Map (db m158716) WM
16Illinois (Shelby County), Strasburg — Lincoln and Divorce — Looking for Lincoln
Left Section Abraham Lincoln handled at least 147 divorce cases during his twenty-five years as a lawyer. One in Shelby County also concerned the ownership of land. William Stewardson and Mary Jane Dawson, both English immigrants, . . . Map (db m30805) HM
17Illinois (Shelby County), Strasburg — Strasburg Veterans Memorial
Center Panel Strasburg Veterans Memorial All Gave Some + Some Gave All (Seals of United States Branches of Military) * Killed In Action Left Panel * * * Revolutionary War * * * John Jenkins • . . . Map (db m31021) WM
 
 
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Dec. 8, 2022