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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
June 15, 1856
debated for and against
in our territories.
It was the initial speech that made
The Great . . . — — Map (db m11294) HM
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
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
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
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
Strasburg Veterans Memorial
All Gave Some
Some Gave All
(Seals of United States Branches of Military)
* Killed In Action
* * * Revolutionary War * * *
John Jenkins . . . — — Map (db m31021) WM