“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 Marion County, Illinois

Clickable Map of Marion 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> Marion County, IL (5) Clay County, IL (3) Clinton County, IL (35) Fayette County, IL (47) Jefferson County, IL (18) Washington County, IL (8) Wayne County, IL (3)  MarionCounty(5) Marion County (5)  ClayCounty(3) Clay County (3)  ClintonCounty(35) Clinton County (35)  FayetteCounty(47) Fayette County (47)  JeffersonCounty(18) Jefferson County (18)  WashingtonCounty(8) Washington County (8)  WayneCounty(3) Wayne County (3)
Salem is the county seat for Marion County
Adjacent to Marion County, Illinois
      Clay County (3)  
      Clinton County (35)  
      Fayette County (47)  
      Jefferson County (18)  
      Washington County (8)  
      Wayne County (3)  
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1 Illinois, Marion County, Centralia — The Third Principal Meridian
At the point where U.S. Highway 51 and the Jefferson-Marion County road meet, the Third Principal Meridian intersects its east-west base line. This cardinal point was established by a Federal surveyor on February 1, 1815. At least 60 percent of the . . . Map (db m167467) HM
2 Illinois, Marion County, Iuka — Halfway Tavern
In 1779 George Rogers Clark led his army from Kaskaskia through this area to Vincennes where they captured Fort Sackville from the British. In 1818 there were several taverns on this section of the Vincennes-St. Louis Trail. Traditionally, the log . . . Map (db m178084) HM
3 Illinois, Marion County, Salem — Salem, Illinois
Salem is locally known as the “Gateway to Little Egypt”. Egypt refers to southern Illinois. In the early days of statehood, crop failures threatened the existence of the isolated settlements in northern and central Illinois, and trips . . . Map (db m99120) HM
4 Illinois, Marion County, Salem — William Jennings Bryan
Lived in Salem, Illinois, from his birth, March 19, 1860, until 1875. A national figure after his “Cross of Gold” speech in 1896, Bryan was the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for President in 1896, 1900, 1908, and served as Secretary . . . Map (db m99119) HM
5 Illinois, Marion County, Wamac — Centralia Coal Company Mine No. 5 Disaster
On March 25, 1947 a violent explosion struck Centralia Coal Company Mine No. 5 located in Wamac, Illinois. By March 29, it was confirmed that the explosion, combined with the subsequent release of poisonous gas, had taken the lives of 111 of the 142 . . . Map (db m167468) HM
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Apr. 15, 2024