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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Edgar County, Illinois

 
Clickable Map of Edgar 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 Edgar County, IL (18) Champaign County, IL (82) Clark County, IL (31) Coles County, IL (45) Douglas County, IL (5) Vermilion County, IL (64) Vermillion County, IN (16) Vigo County, IN (64)  EdgarCounty(18) Edgar County (18)  ChampaignCounty(82) Champaign County (82)  ClarkCounty(31) Clark County (31)  ColesCounty(45) Coles County (45)  DouglasCounty(5) Douglas County (5)  VermilionCounty(64) Vermilion County (64)  VermillionCountyIndiana(16) Vermillion County (16)  VigoCounty(64) Vigo County (64)
Paris is the county seat for Edgar County
Adjacent to Edgar County, Illinois
      Champaign County (82)  
      Clark County (31)  
      Coles County (45)  
      Douglas County (5)  
      Vermilion County (64)  
      Vermillion County, Indiana (16)  
      Vigo County, Indiana (64)  
 
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1 Illinois, Edgar County, Chrisman — One of The Original Milestones (# 93)
One of the original Milestones which marked the trail from Vincennes to Chicago. This stone was No. 93 which designated the number of miles from Vincennes.Map (db m11651) HM
2 Illinois, Edgar County, Chrisman — One of The Original Milestones (# 97)
One of the original Milestones which marked the Trail from Vincennes to Chicago. This stone was No. 97 which designated the number of miles from Vincennes.Map (db m11658) HM
3 Illinois, Edgar County, Chrisman — Pontiac Peace Treaty
A few miles west of here on July 18, 1765, Pontiac, an Ottawa Chief, and George Croghan, British Representative, met in a formal peace council which ended the most threatening Indian uprising against the British in North America. Following the . . . Map (db m10997) HM
4 Illinois, Edgar County, Grandview — Grandview Township Veterans Honor Roll
Center Panel To Honor The Men and Women who Have Served Our Country Left Panel W W I Apr. 6, 1916 — Nov. 11, 1918 Atwill Augustus • Basil Bennett • Emil Bennett • James R. Bolin, Sr. • Rholand Fitzpatrick . . . Map (db m30946) WM
5 Illinois, Edgar County, Kansas — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial DistrictEdgar / Coles Counties — County Line Marker —
Abraham Lincoln traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District 1847 - 1859Map (db m10988) HM
6 Illinois, Edgar County, Paris — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial DistrictParis, Illinois — County-Seat Marker —
Abraham Lincoln traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District ···1847 - 1857Map (db m10937) HM
7 Illinois, Edgar County, Paris — American Revolution War Memorial - Edgar County Illinois
First Plaque - Front of Boulder 1775 - D. A. R. (Crest) - 1783 To the Honor and Glory of the Soldiers of the - American Revolution - who are buried in Edgar Co. Row One Elijah Austin • Hugh Barr • James . . . Map (db m23460) WM
8 Illinois, Edgar County, Paris — Edgar County World Wars I and II Memorial
Lest We Forget World War I Applegate, Henry A. • Baldwin, Otto • Boling, Carl • Burns, Jesse Ogden • Crawford, Alva • Crowder, Lester • Dalton, Claude H. • Dawson, William • Dengler, Lundy B. • Dibble, William H. • Dinsmore, Frank A. • Duck, . . . Map (db m189020) WM
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9 Illinois, Edgar County, Paris — Korean War Memorial
(left column:) This memorial is dedicated to honor the spirit and sacrifice of the brave men and women of Edgar County who lost their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces during the war in Korea 1950-1953 . . . Map (db m188352) WM
10 Illinois, Edgar County, Paris — Millstones Long in the Service of Pioneers — 110 years Working Millstones —
Plaque One These Millstones long in the Service of our Pioneers dedicated to their memory by the Edgar County Historical Society 1817 - 1927 Plaque Two From the Lewis Jones Farm near Nevins presented to Edgar . . . Map (db m23457) HM
11 Illinois, Edgar County, Paris — Operation Iraqi Freedom
(left column:) To all who fought and lost their lives To all who served in conflicts around the world in peace and wartime past and present (right column:) The Ultimate Sacrifice 1544th Illinois National . . . Map (db m188348) WM
12 Illinois, Edgar County, Paris — Paris Illinois
Paris lies in the heart of a rich farming area. Most of the land embraced in Edgar County, including Paris, remained Kickapoo hunting grounds until 1819, but the eastern quarter of the county was part of a tract ceded by the Indians in 1809 and . . . Map (db m188363) HM
13 Illinois, Edgar County, Paris — The France Hotel
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Circa 1924Map (db m226117) HM
14 Illinois, Edgar County, Paris — Tom Sunkel
Tom Sunkel was born on a farm just a few miles west of Paris. With the help of his uncle Paul McFall and his wife to be Ivadean he embarked on a 20 year journey in professional baseball. He distinguished himself as a pitcher with an amazing . . . Map (db m188362) HM
15 Illinois, Edgar County, Paris — Vietnam War Memorial
(left column:) This memorial is dedicated to honor the spirit and sacrifice of the brave men and women of Edgar County who lost their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces during the war in Vietnam. . . . Map (db m188349) WM
16 Illinois, Edgar County, Paris — Zion's Camp MarchThrough Edgar County
In 1834, Joseph Smith, prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS), together with about 200 LDS Volunteers from Kirtland, Ohio, marched to assist threatened church members in Jackson County, Missouri. Called “Zion’s . . . Map (db m23351) HM
17 Illinois, Edgar County, Ridge Farm — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial DistrictVermilion / Edgar Counties — County Line Marker —
Abraham Lincoln traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District 1847 - 1859Map (db m10698) HM
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18 Illinois, Edgar County, Scottland — Thy Wonderous Story, Illinois
The fertile prairies in Illinois attracted the attention of French fur trader Louis Jolliet and Father Jacques Marquette as they explored the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers in 1673. France claimed this region until 1763 when she surrendered it to . . . Map (db m131294) HM
 
 
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Apr. 18, 2024