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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bond County, Illinois

Clickable Map of Bond County, Illinois and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Bond County, IL (31) Clinton County, IL (32) Fayette County, IL (47) Madison County, IL (215) Montgomery County, IL (22)  BondCounty(31) Bond County (31)  ClintonCounty(32) Clinton County (32)  FayetteCounty(47) Fayette County (47)  MadisonCounty(215) Madison County (215)  MontgomeryCounty(22) Montgomery County (22)
Greenville is the county seat for Bond County
Adjacent to Bond County, Illinois
      Clinton County (32)  
      Fayette County (47)  
      Madison County (215)  
      Montgomery County (22)  
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1 Illinois, Bond County, Greenville — Bond County Civil War Memorial
[East Face] In Memory of All Who Followed the Flag From 1861 to 1865 Living and Dead. Erected 1903 SHILOH [South Face] This monument is erected by the Grand Army of the Republic Women's Relief Corps, Sons of . . . Map (db m34161) HM
2 Illinois, Bond County, Greenville — Bond County Veterans Memorial
Lest We Forget This memorial is dedicated to the men and women of Bond County who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America Dedicated Nov. 11, 1997 In memory of those from Bond County who gave their lives . . . Map (db m34189) WM
3 Illinois, Bond County, Greenville — Bulkley-Buie Store — c. 1840
S.B. Bulkley's first business here was in a frame business house in 1833. In 1840, he tore it down and rebuilt in brick. His clerk, Alexander Buie, later became his partner and the store was enlarged. Buie also sold Bibles in his store. When Daniel . . . Map (db m34148) HM
4 Illinois, Bond County, Greenville — F. P. Joy & Company
In 1870, W. S. Dann opened a small one room store at this location. Additions were built in 1880 and 1886. Mr. Dann was one of those most interested in the founding of Greenville College. F. P. Joy joined Dann within a few months of the store's . . . Map (db m34147) HM
5 Illinois, Bond County, Greenville — First City Hall and Fire House — completed July 31, 1934
The building cost $15,000 and took 5 months to complete. "For the first time in Greenville's 119 years of history in which great progress was made in every other direction, the city really had its own building in which to conduct its business. In . . . Map (db m34183) HM
6 Illinois, Bond County, Greenville — Greenville — Finding a Place for Print
Imagine a world without books--a frontier where print is a luxury, often out of reach. It's the world you would have known in 1815, when George Davidson settled the bluff overlooking Little Shoal Creek, just a short walk from where you stand. . . . Map (db m144131) HM
7 Illinois, Bond County, Greenville — Greenville Public Library — 1905
has been placed on the National Register Of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m169987) HM
8 Illinois, Bond County, Greenville — Hills Fort
To mark the site of Hill's Fort Built in 1811 Indian Massacre in August 1814 Map (db m155014) HM
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9 Illinois, Bond County, Greenville — Hill's Fort
Hill's Fort, a War of 1812-era fort that stood on the western perimeter of the Territory of Illinois, was located six miles southwest of this spot. A reconstruction of the original fort is located here at the Farm Heritage Museum. On September 9, . . . Map (db m232486) HM
10 Illinois, Bond County, Greenville — History of Greenville-Bond County
Illinois Confederacy Indians roamed this prairie land, rich in game, which became Illinois County of Virginia. Ceded in 1784 to the United States it was successively included in the Northwest, Indiana; and in 1809, Illinois Territory. Formed in . . . Map (db m34169) HM
11 Illinois, Bond County, Greenville — J. R. Bennett Building — 1870
The earliest records show Samuel Colcord's Sorghum Mill once stood here. In 1870 Charles R. Bennett opened his new drugstore. Four drugstores were operating on the square during this time. It was Kate Benneett, Charles' wife, who prevailed on her . . . Map (db m34176) HM
12 Illinois, Bond County, Greenville — John Posch — Shoemaker from Austria — Reported missing
In 1912, at age 24, John Posch came to the United States with a dime in his pocket and a bag of tools. In Austria, he had apprenticed for four years as a shoemaker and passed his test to work the trade. In Greenville, he started up his business in a . . . Map (db m144104) HM
13 Illinois, Bond County, Greenville — Kendall Morse Town House — 1838
Constructed as a two story house, this is thought to be the oldest building still standing in Greenville. It as built by Kendall Morse, younger brother of Stephen Morse, who co-founded Almira College. The brothers were some of the most prosperous . . . Map (db m144598) HM
14 Illinois, Bond County, Greenville — Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Bond County
In memory fo the soldiers of the War of the American Revolution who are buried in Bond County, Illinois
John Diamond James Green Peter Hubbard Charles Johnson James Long Joseph McAdams Jacob Neer . . . Map (db m34126) HM
15 Illinois, Bond County, Greenville — Ronald Reagan
Dedicated to the memory of Ronald Reagan, who spoke at this intersection on October 18, 1980, while campaigning for the United States Presidency.Map (db m34158) HM
16 Illinois, Bond County, Greenville — State Bank of Hoiles & Sons
This bank was established in August, 1869, by Charles Hoiles and Charles D. Hoiles. In December of 1895 the bank was incorporated as the State Bank of Hoiles & Sons with a capital of $25,000. In September, 1903, the capital stock was increased to . . . Map (db m34155) HM
17 Illinois, Bond County, Greenville — The Defense of Hill's Fort
In honor of those brave pioneers who sought refuge & fought valiantly against the attacking Native Americans near Hill's Fort on the foggy morning of September 9, 1814. After being alerted to the hostile presence, 13 men left the fort to scout. They . . . Map (db m232492) HM
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18 Illinois, Bond County, Greenville — Third Street Jail — 1859
Greenville's third jail, built at a cost of $5,000, now houses an antique shop. The only recorded hanging in Bond County took place behind this building. Changes to the front of the building were made by John Pepin and his sons to convert it into a . . . Map (db m169986) HM
19 Illinois, Bond County, Greenville — Turret Building
This building used to be balanced by another more ornate one at the northern most part of the block. The old Post Office and the Cyclone Hose Company, Greenville's first Fire Station, were located in what was known as the Demoulin block before the . . . Map (db m34174) HM
20 Illinois, Bond County, Greenville — Vandalia Railroad Depot
In December of 1868, the rails were laid to the Greenville Depot. One of the first locomotives on the Vandalia Line was named "Greenville". The original depot was improved, enlarged and destroyed by fire about 1910. The present structure was . . . Map (db m224459) HM
21 Illinois, Bond County, Greenville — War of 1812 Soldiers Buried in Bond County
In memory of the who are buried in Bond County Amos Balch • Ansel Birge Welshier Buchanan • William Burgess Allen Comer • John Etzler Daniel Ferguson • John Floyd Boling Grigg • Bonham Harlan T. S. Hubbard • Joseph Hunter . . . Map (db m34127) HM
22 Illinois, Bond County, Greenville — Weise & Bradford Store — 1879
On this northwest corner of the square, the former Hotel Eureka (better known as the Franklin House) once stood. It served as the old stage coach house and was "the best house in town, two stories high, with a double porch on the front, and withal . . . Map (db m34185) HM
23 Illinois, Bond County, Greenville — Wells Judd Tire Sales
Built in 1918, this site was headquarters for Wells Judd Tire Sales, a Goodyear Tire Dealer for over 50 years. Managed by Earl Wildermann, it served the local tire and battery trade, as well as customers traveling on the National Trail. Restored in . . . Map (db m144108) HM
24 Illinois, Bond County, Mulberry Grove — Mulberry Grove — The Shake Rag Stop
In the 1820s, not far from where you stand, passengers could board a stagecoach traveling west to Alton, Ill., or east to the Illinois Capitol at Vandalia. According to local lore, if passengers at the town tavern were waiting for a coach, the . . . Map (db m144132) HM
25 Illinois, Bond County, Panama — John L. Lewis - United Mine Workers of America
United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) president and Congress of Industrial Organization (CIO) founder John L. Lewis (1880-1969) came to Panama, Illinois, from Iowa with his family in 1908 to work in the mines; within one year he was president to . . . Map (db m186233) HM
26 Illinois, Bond County, Panama — Mineworkers' Monument
(front:) "The public does not understand, and I think never will. That almost spiritual fealty that exists between men who go down into the dangers of the mine and work together. That fealty of understanding and brotherhood that exists . . . Map (db m186238) HM
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27 Illinois, Bond County, Pocahontas — Dedicated in Memory and Honor of Those from our Community Who so Valiantly Served our Country
They gave their today for our tomorrowMap (db m225302) WM
28 Illinois, Bond County, Pocahontas — Elijah Cox — 1791-1811
Died defending his sister Rebecca and their home during an Indian attack.Map (db m232495) HM
29 Illinois, Bond County, Pocahontas — Pocahontas — Muscle, Metal, and Merchandise
The village square may be quiet today, but from the mid-1800s through the early 1900s, the ring of hammers bending iron and shaping steel echoed down these streets. Northwest of where you stand, blacksmiths shaped horseshoes, linked chains, . . . Map (db m144110) HM
30 Illinois, Bond County, Smithboro — Smithboro — Now Boarding for Henderson Station
Where the Illinois Central Railroad saw land it didn't need, Henry Hedrick Smith saw opportunity. In the mid 1800s, Smith, an ambitious outspoken entrepreneur, bought 800 acres of Bond County prairie from Illinois Central. When the St. Louis, . . . Map (db m169984) HM
31 Illinois, Bond County, Sorento — In Honor of all Veterans Past and Present — Kessinger Post 12 — Charter March 19, 1921 —
This building was donated to the Village of Sorento December 10, 1995 by Kessinger Post 713 of the American Legion in honor of all veterans past and present who passed through these doorsMap (db m226482) WM
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Dec. 1, 2023