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

Clickable Map of Lawrence 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> Lawrence County, IL (15) Crawford County, IL (14) Richland County, IL (10) Wabash County, IL (6) Knox County, IN (78)  LawrenceCounty(15) Lawrence County (15)  CrawfordCounty(14) Crawford County (14)  RichlandCounty(10) Richland County (10)  WabashCounty(6) Wabash County (6)  KnoxCountyIndiana(78) Knox County (78)
Lawrenceville is the county seat for Lawrence County
Adjacent to Lawrence County, Illinois
      Crawford County (14)  
      Richland County (10)  
      Wabash County (6)  
      Knox County, Indiana (78)  
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1 Illinois, Lawrence County, Lawrenceville — George Field Army Air Corps Base1942-1946
America at war in 1942 needed new bases to complete the training of its Army Air Corps cadets before they joined combat groups overseas. "Allison Prairie" in Lawrence County, Illinois, provided ideal conditions for a field due to its size and varied . . . Map (db m178179) HM
2 Illinois, Lawrence County, Lawrenceville — Golden Rule Insurance Company, inc. 1940
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." - The Golden Rule Founded by Michael Andrew Rooney, November 16, 1940. Golden Rule Insurance was originally headquartered in the Rooney home at 600 State St., Lawrenceville. History records . . . Map (db m178171) HM
3 Illinois, Lawrence County, Lawrenceville — Lawrence County Courthouse
The Lawrence County Courthouse, completed in 1889, is the third courthouse on this site. The first was built in 1824, the second in 1842. On May 21, 1886, the Lawrence County Board of Supervisors met and determined that their existing . . . Map (db m178170) HM
4 Illinois, Lawrence County, Lawrenceville — Life on the Square
Lawrenceville's Courthouse Square was a center of community activity for more than 150 years. For decades the square hosted special events, celebrations, and commemorations, and was a hubbub of enterprise as people from the surrounding area came to . . . Map (db m178173) HM
5 Illinois, Lawrence County, Lawrenceville — Lincoln in Lawrenceville
In 1840 Abraham Lincoln, as a Whig elector, campaigned in southern Illinois for William Henry Harrison, Whig presidential candidate. Here in Lawrenceville, on October 28, he had a dispute with a local physician William G. Anderson, who the previous . . . Map (db m178177) HM
6 Illinois, Lawrence County, Lawrenceville — Lincoln Trail Memorial
In the late winter of 1830 a few weeks after his 21st birthday Abraham Lincoln passed this way with his father's family entering the State of Illinois for the first time.Map (db m176265) HM
7 Illinois, Lawrence County, Lawrenceville — Millstones From Smallsburg
These millstones were used in the gristmills of John Small in the early 1800s. The mills at Smallsburg were important in the pioneer times of Lawrence County, not only as a place for grinding grain, but as the social center of the area. Small's Mill . . . Map (db m178169) HM
8 Illinois, Lawrence County, Lawrenceville — Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Lawrence County Memorial
Erected to the Memory of Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Lawrence County Toussaint Du Bois • James Beard • Isham Childress • William Dennison • John Glenn • Samuel Kincaid • Thomas Luke • William Melton • Charles Reed • John Rodgers • . . . Map (db m178174) WM
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9 Illinois, Lawrence County, Saint Francisville — 13th Street Bridge
Wooden Bridge Built in 1909 Over the Cairo, Vincennes & Chicago Railway The Main Line was moved from downtown to this location about 1906 to provide a level roadbed. This original bridge was approximately 180 feet long. The main span was . . . Map (db m178128) HM
10 Illinois, Lawrence County, Saint Francisville — Clark's Advance
Feb. 20, 1779. "Camp very quiet but hungry some almost in despair. Many of the Creole volunteers talking of returning. Fell to making more canoes when about 12 o'clock our centry on the river brought to a boat with five Frenchmen from the post who . . . Map (db m178123) HM
11 Illinois, Lawrence County, Saint Francisville — St. Francis Xavier Church
In memory of the early French missionaries and settlers who came to this area in the late 18th century and the Catholic faith that they rooted in the lives of the people on the banks of the Wabash River 1818-1819 The establishment and . . . Map (db m178126) HM
12 Illinois, Lawrence County, Saint Francisville — St. Francisville Cabin
This cabin was originally constructed by Jules Grandclair (a Frenchman), 1855-1932 presumably in 1876 on 11th Street. Mr. Grandclair was the father of Barbara (Grandclair) Cunningham & Lucy (Grandclair) Garvey of this village. It was . . . Map (db m178127) HM
13 Illinois, Lawrence County, Saint Francisville — To VictoryFebruary 25, 1779
On February 5, 1779, Colonel George Rogers Clark and his army began the difficult march from Kaskaskia to Fort Sackville at Vincennes. At daybreak on February 21 they began to cross the swollen Wabash near here. They went on to capture Fort . . . Map (db m178130) HM
14 Illinois, Lawrence County, Saint Francisville — Veterans Memorial
This monument is dedicated to all men and women of this community who served in the Armed Forces when America needed them. POW MIA (back:) All gave some Some gave allMap (db m178124) WM
15 Illinois, Lawrence County, Sumner — Vincennes Tract
The western boundary of the Vincennes Tract passed through this point. The line extended south-southwest thirty-nine miles from present-day Crawford through Lawrence, Wabash, and Edwards counties in Illinois. The Vincennes Tract was seventy-two . . . Map (db m98964) HM
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Jun. 8, 2023