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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Gallatin County, Illinois

Clickable Map of Gallatin 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> Gallatin County, IL (19) Hamilton County, IL (3) Hardin County, IL (11) Saline County, IL (25) White County, IL (21) Posey County, IN (15) Union County, KY (17)  GallatinCounty(19) Gallatin County (19)  HamiltonCounty(3) Hamilton County (3)  HardinCounty(11) Hardin County (11)  SalineCounty(25) Saline County (25)  WhiteCounty(21) White County (21)  PoseyCountyIndiana(15) Posey County (15)  UnionCountyKentucky(17) Union County (17)
Shawneetown is the county seat for Gallatin County
Adjacent to Gallatin County, Illinois
      Hamilton County (3)  
      Hardin County (11)  
      Saline County (25)  
      White County (21)  
      Posey County, Indiana (15)  
      Union County, Kentucky (17)  
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1 Illinois, Gallatin County, New Haven — Boone's Mill
Jonathan Boone, an older brother of the famous pathfinder Daniel Boone, built a mill on this site about 1800. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1730 and died here about 1808. His son Joseph continued to operate the mill. In 1813 Joseph was named to . . . Map (db m177836) HM
2 Illinois, Gallatin County, New Haven — Veterans Memorial
To the men and women Of the past, present and future That honorably serve our country In the armed services We pay tribute to youMap (db m177838) WM
3 Illinois, Gallatin County, Old Shawneetown — General Logan's Marriage
Gen. John A. Logan and Mary Cunningham were married on the east side of this lot, Nov. 27, 1855, in the home of Orville Pool.Map (db m154637) HM
4 Illinois, Gallatin County, Old Shawneetown — Kaskaskia-Shawneetown and Goshen Trails
In 1816 Congress appropriated $8000 to survey and construct a road from Kaskaskia on the Mississippi to Shawneetown on the Ohio. It became an important East-West thoroughfare for settlers entering the Illinois Territory. At this point the Goshen . . . Map (db m154635) HM
5 Illinois, Gallatin County, Old Shawneetown — 81 — Lafayette's Tour
On May 7, 1825, General Lafayette was welcomed at Rawlings' Hotel where a repast had been prepared in his honor.Map (db m208002) HM
6 Illinois, Gallatin County, Old Shawneetown — Lewis & Clark Expedition1803-1806
Lewis and Clark made their first entry into the "Illinois Country" as it was known in 1803, near this location. The primary purpose for the stop was to procure a supply of salt for their journey. Here they would have encountered the "squatters" . . . Map (db m155031) HM
7 Illinois, Gallatin County, Old Shawneetown — Lewis and Clark in Illinois
In the fall of 1803, Captain Meriwether Lewis and William Clark passed this place with about twenty men on their way westward. At the confluence of the Wabash and Ohio Rivers, they first reached territory that is now the State of Illinois. They then . . . Map (db m60311) HM
8 Illinois, Gallatin County, Old Shawneetown — Marshall House
This was the original site of the home of John Marshall, one of the founders and president of the Bank of Illinois, the first bank chartered by the Illinois Territorial Legislature. The charter was issued in 1816. The bank opened at Shawneetown in . . . Map (db m60312) HM
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9 Illinois, Gallatin County, Old Shawneetown — Rawlings' Hotel
One of Shawneetown's earliest brick buildings, Rawlings' Hotel, stood on this lot. It was built in 1821-1822 for Moses Rawlings, who owned until 1841. On May 7, 1825, it was the site of a reception held for the Marquis de Lafayette during his visit . . . Map (db m154634) HM
10 Illinois, Gallatin County, Old Shawneetown — Tent City
In commemoration of the families that lived in Tent City after the devastating flood of 1937. One and a half mile east of Junction, a 15-acre strip of the Finney Austin farm was used to erect a " tent colony" to house Gallatin county flood refugees.Map (db m208171) HM
11 Illinois, Gallatin County, Old Shawneetown — The Spirit of ShawneetownOldest Town in Illinois
Here we honor the spirit of the place called "Shawneetown." This proud spirit was born in the heart of the first stalwart Shawnee brave who saw in this beautiful river site, a homing place. It ignited in the first white settler 17 years before the . . . Map (db m154636) HM
12 Illinois, Gallatin County, Shawneetown — Black History of Shawneetown, IL
(top left:) 1930 Federal Census Shawneetown Pop. 1440 Black families 55 Family members 192 Occupations listed as Minister • Teacher Carpenter • Farm labor Hotel porter • Laundress Sawmill labor • Private maid Sand . . . Map (db m155371) HM
13 Illinois, Gallatin County, Shawneetown — General Michael K. Lawler
Born in Ireland in 1814, Michael K. Lawler came here to Gallatin County in 1819. After serving as a captain in the Mexican War, he lived on his farm near here until the outbreak of the Civil War. In May 1861 he recruited the 18th Illinois Volunteer . . . Map (db m154627) HM
14 Illinois, Gallatin County, Shawneetown — James Harrison Wilson
James H. Wilson, American Army officer, engineer, and author, was born in 1837 on his family's farm about a mile south of here. He attended Shawneetown schools, McKendree College, and the United States Military Academy. In the spring of 1864, during . . . Map (db m154626) HM
15 Illinois, Gallatin County, Shawneetown — Shawneetown Veterans Memorial
United States Air Force • United States Navy • United States Army • United States Coast Guard • United States Marine CorpsMap (db m208624) WM
16 Illinois, Gallatin County, Shawneetown — The Illinois Territory
The Illinois Territory was formed in 1809. Its Governor, Ninian Edwards, laid out a district on Sept. 14, 1812 and called it the County of Gallatin. After Albert Gallatin, Secretary of the U.S. Treasury. The county changed size and shape often . . . Map (db m210685) HM
17 Illinois, Gallatin County, Shawneetown — The John Marshall Residence
The John Marshall residence which housed the first bank in this Illinois Territory charterer December 16, 1816.Map (db m208180) HM
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18 Illinois, Gallatin County, Shawneetown — Veterans Memorial
This plaque is a token of gratitude from the people of Gallatin County for services render our country by the men and women of our Armed Forces.Map (db m208424) WM
19 Illinois, Gallatin County, Shawneetown — You Are Not Forgotten
You Are Not Forgotten Since World War I, more than 82,000 American soldiers are unaccounted for. This unoccupied seat is dedicated to the memory of those brave men and women and to the sacrifices each made in serving this country. God . . . Map (db m208299) WM
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Dec. 4, 2023