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Historical Markers in Knox County, Illinois

Clickable Map of Knox 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> Knox County, IL (15) Fulton County, IL (1) Henry County, IL (38) Mercer County, IL (17) Peoria County, IL (41) Stark County, IL (1) Warren County, IL (3)  KnoxCounty(15) Knox County (15)  FultonCounty(1) Fulton County (1)  HenryCounty(38) Henry County (38)  MercerCounty(17) Mercer County (17)  PeoriaCounty(41) Peoria County (41)  StarkCounty(1) Stark County (1)  WarrenCounty(3) Warren County (3)
Galesburg is the county seat for Knox County
Adjacent to Knox County, Illinois
      Fulton County (1)  
      Henry County (38)  
      Mercer County (17)  
      Peoria County (41)  
      Stark County (1)  
      Warren County (3)  
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1 Illinois, Knox County, Abingdon — Cherry Grove Seminary1836 1866
A Cumberland Presbyterian School, stood on the knoll west of this spot. It was founded by George Latimer, a grandson of Col. Jonathan Latimer and served the community as church and school for thirty years, when it was united with the school at . . . Map (db m155971) HM
2 Illinois, Knox County, Galesburg — 614 East South Street
Childhood home of poet and author Carl Sandburg from 1879 to 1882.Map (db m224266) HM
3 Illinois, Knox County, Galesburg — Carl Sandburg Birthplace
Carl Sandburg, poet and historian, was born in this modest three-room cottage on January 6, 1878. He was the son of a Swedish immigrant railroad worker. Carl attended Lombard College in Galesburg, and his first poetry was published in this town. . . . Map (db m150543) HM
4 Illinois, Knox County, Galesburg — Carl Sandburg State Historic SiteUnited for Libraries — Literary Landmarks Register —
Carl Sandburg (1878-1967), the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Lincoln biographer, was born in the adjacent three-room cottage and grew up in Galesburg. The Illinois prairie landscape of his childhood provided imagery used in his writings, prose, . . . Map (db m150544) HM
5 Illinois, Knox County, Galesburg — Ferris Street
Ferris Street named for Silvanus Ferris member of the committee which purchased the site of Galesburg in 1835 financial agent and trustee of Knox CollegeMap (db m150555) HM
6 Illinois, Knox County, Galesburg — Galesburg, Illinois
Founded in 1837 by George Washington Gale, who led a group from upper New York State here to establish a Christian manual labor college and a community. Knox College and the City of Galesburg stand as testimony to the efforts of these . . . Map (db m150559) HM
7 Illinois, Knox County, Galesburg — Kellogg Street
Kellogg Street named for Hiram H. Kellogg First president of Knox College 1841-1845Map (db m150568) HM
8 Illinois, Knox County, Galesburg — Lincoln-Douglas Debate
On October 7, 1858, Abraham Lincoln and Stephan A. Douglas met in Galesburg for the fifth of seven joint debates. From a platform erected along the east side of Old Main on the Knox College campus, Lincoln said: "He is blowing out the moral lights . . . Map (db m37056) HM
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9 Illinois, Knox County, Galesburg — Original Site of Galesburg Sr. High School1906 - 1959
Destroyed by fire 1965Map (db m150561) HM
10 Illinois, Knox County, Galesburg — The Fifth DebateLooking for Lincoln
[Left panel] Lincoln and Douglas debated here on October 7, 1858. Their joint meeting was one of seven across Illinois as they contested Stephen A. Douglas's seat in the Senate that summer and fall. Here in . . . Map (db m150565) HM
11 Illinois, Knox County, Galesburg — The Orpheum Theatre
Designed by C. W. & George L. Rapp, built 1915-16 for the “princely sum” of $135,000, it opened in August, 1916. Forming part of the “Orpheum Circuit” which included such performers as the Marx Brothers, George Burns and . . . Map (db m150567) HM
12 Illinois, Knox County, Galesburg — Tompkins Street
Tompkins Street named for Samuel Tompkins Member of the committee which purchased the site of Galesburg in 1835, and who carried surveyors chain when the town was laid out.Map (db m150564) HM
13 Illinois, Knox County, Galesburg — Union Hotel
First built on this site in 1869, destroyed by fire and subsequently rebuilt in 1872. Built in a grand manner of brick and stone, it stood four stories high. Later re-named the Broadview Hotel, it was once again destroyed by fire in 1969.Map (db m150556) HM
14 Illinois, Knox County, Galesburg — West Street
West Street named for Nehemiah West member of the exploring committee which selected the site of Galesburg in 1835 Map (db m150558) HM
15 Illinois, Knox County, Lafayette — Fraker's Grove
In this area stood a Potawatomi village when Michael Fraker arrived from Kentucky about 1830. With kindness and understanding he negotiated a peaceful settlement with the Indians and became the first permanent settler in northeastern Knox County. . . . Map (db m150572) HM
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May. 30, 2023