“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Cass County, Illinois

Clickable Map of Cass 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> Cass County, IL (11) Brown County, IL (2) Mason County, IL (3) Menard County, IL (17) Morgan County, IL (19) Sangamon County, IL (170) Schuyler County, IL (7)  CassCounty(11) Cass County (11)  BrownCounty(2) Brown County (2)  MasonCounty(3) Mason County (3)  MenardCounty(17) Menard County (17)  MorganCounty(19) Morgan County (19)  SangamonCounty(170) Sangamon County (170)  SchuylerCounty(7) Schuyler County (7)
Virginia is the county seat for Cass County
Adjacent to Cass County, Illinois
      Brown County (2)  
      Mason County (3)  
      Menard County (17)  
      Morgan County (19)  
      Sangamon County (170)  
      Schuyler County (7)  
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1 Illinois, Cass County, Beardstown — Captain Abraham LincolnLooking for Lincoln
Rejecting a treaty, Black Hawk, a leader of the Sauk and Fox, led his hungry people back into Illinois from Iowa in early 1832, intending to plant corn. Black Hawk also hoped to form an alliance with the Winnebago and Pottawatomie. . . . Map (db m57691) HM
2 Illinois, Cass County, Beardstown — In Memory of Abraham Lincoln
In memory of Abraham Lincoln who, for the sake of a mother in distress, cleared her son Duff Armstrong of the charge of murder in this hall of justice. May 7 1858Map (db m57862) HM
3 Illinois, Cass County, Beardstown — Lincoln and BlackhawkLooking for Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln and his men were among the 1,500 or so volunteers who had poured into Beardstown for basic military drills. These men had answered Gen. John Reynolds' call to drive Black Hawk and his people out of Illinois. The military . . . Map (db m57689) HM
4 Illinois, Cass County, Beardstown — Lincoln and the RiverLooking for Lincoln
When Abraham Lincoln sought election to the Illinois legislature in 1832, his platform focused on his belief that improvements should be made to the Sangamon River, which he said would be "vastly important and highly desirable to the . . . Map (db m57856) HM
5 Illinois, Cass County, Beardstown — Lincoln in BeardstownLooking for Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln first saw Beardstown in the Spring of 1831 as he, two friends, and Denton Offutt steered Offutt's flatboat laden with merchandise on their way to New Orleans. He returned in 1832, first in March to help get the steamer . . . Map (db m57693) HM
6 Illinois, Cass County, Beardstown — Lincoln PhotographLooking for Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln had just won an acquittal for his client William Duff Armstrong in what is now known as the celebrated Almanac Trial of May 7, 1858. At the conclusion of the trial, held on the second floor of the Cass County Courthouse . . . Map (db m57858) HM
7 Illinois, Cass County, Beardstown — Lincoln the CandidateLooking for Lincoln
People in Cass County knew Abraham Lincoln not only as a lawyer but also as a candidate for the Illinois legislature and U.S. Congress. Those earlier campaigns allowed Lincoln to hone his political skills for the 1858 senatorial content . . . Map (db m57861) HM
8 Illinois, Cass County, Beardstown — Lincoln the LawyerLooking for Lincoln
It is the celebrated "Almanac Trial" of May 7, 1858 that has forever linked Abraham Lincoln with Beardstown. On that day, Lincoln defended William Duff Armstrong, the son of Lincoln's closest New Salem friends Jack and Hannah Armstrong. . . . Map (db m57859) HM
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9 Illinois, Cass County, Beardstown — Site of Abraham Lincoln's SpeechAug. 12, 1858
"A house divided cannot stand."Map (db m57860) HM
10 Illinois, Cass County, Beardstown — Traveling to BeardstownLooking for Lincoln
Travel in Abraham Lincoln's time was time-consuming, dirty, and usually downright uncomfortable. On many of his trips, Lincoln traveled by train to Meredosia. From there he had the choice of a steamboat or a bone-jarring ride in a . . . Map (db m57863) HM
11 Illinois, Cass County, Chandlerville — Chandlerville
Founded 1832 by Dr. Charles Chandler of Rhode Island.Map (db m58403) HM
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May. 29, 2023