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Historical Markers and War Memorials in McDonough County, Illinois

 
Clickable Map of McDonough 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 McDonough County, IL (15) Fulton County, IL (1) Hancock County, IL (30) Henderson County, IL (4) Schuyler County, IL (10) Warren County, IL (8)  McDonoughCounty(15) McDonough County (15)  FultonCounty(1) Fulton County (1)  HancockCounty(30) Hancock County (30)  HendersonCounty(4) Henderson County (4)  SchuylerCounty(10) Schuyler County (10)  WarrenCounty(8) Warren County (8)
Macomb is the county seat for McDonough County
Adjacent to McDonough County, Illinois
      Fulton County (1)  
      Hancock County (30)  
      Henderson County (4)  
      Schuyler County (10)  
      Warren County (8)  
 
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1 Illinois, McDonough County, Macomb — Civil War Soldier Monument at Chandler Park
In memory of the men of McDonough County, who voluntarily offered and freely gave their lives, "That government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the Earth." Fort Donelson, Shiloh, . . . Map (db m85092) WM
2 Illinois, McDonough County, Macomb — Historic Site
Cordy Tindell (C.T.) Vivian. Born July 30, 1924 in Booneville Missouri, to Robert Cordie and Euzetta Tindell. In 1930 C.T., his mother and grandmother migrated to Macomb, Illinois. C.T. attended and graduated from Macomb schools in 1942. He attended . . . Map (db m181710) HM
3 Illinois, McDonough County, Macomb — Lincoln Photograph / McDonough CourthouseLooking for Lincoln
Lincoln Photograph. Abraham Lincoln visited the city of Macomb twice in 1858. His first visit lasted from August 25th to August 26th, and it was unexpected. The Randolph House was the place that attracted Abraham Lincoln to Macomb. Lincoln . . . Map (db m59987) HM
4 Illinois, McDonough County, Macomb — Oakwood Cemetery
Oakwood Cemetery was developed by William H. Randolph in 1857, on land settled by his wife's family, the Brookings, in 1834. It was laid out by surveyor Charles Gilchrist - later a Civil War colonel and brevet brigadier general. A former sheriff and . . . Map (db m181706) HM
5 Illinois, McDonough County, Macomb — Oakwood Cemetery
Macomb's historic Oakwood Cemetery is burial ground of approximately 300 Civil War soldiers. It also is the last resting place for various conductors of McDonough County's legendary Underground railroad, most notably the area's Allison and . . . Map (db m181708) HM
6 Illinois, McDonough County, Macomb — Old Randolph House
This building was in earlier times the Randolph House. During the campaign of 1858 Abraham Lincoln was a guest here on at least two separate occasions, August 25 and October 25.Map (db m62285) HM
7 Illinois, McDonough County, Macomb — Randolph House Hotel
Built in 1857, William H. Randolph opened this magnificent hotel with an elegance unknown at the time. Abraham Lincoln was a guest on two occasions, August 25th and October 25th, 1858. Both during his senatorial campaign, rivaling Stephen . . . Map (db m62286) HM
8 Illinois, McDonough County, Macomb — Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian Homesite
Civil rights activist Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian (1924-2020) was raised in a home on this property from 1930 to 1945. He graduated from Macomb High School and Western Illinois State Teachers College (now WIU). His civil rights activism - helping black . . . Map (db m181704) HM
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9 Illinois, McDonough County, Macomb, Macomb City Township — Abraham Lincoln in Macomb
Abraham Lincoln addressed the people of McDonough County on this spot October 26, 1858. “Let us have faith that right makes might and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.” “We here highly resolve that . . . Map (db m229619) HM
10 Illinois, McDonough County, Macomb, Macomb City Township — Abraham Lincoln's SpeechesMcDonough County Courthouse & Grounds
On two separate occasions during his campaign for Illinois Senate in 1858, Abraham Lincoln spoke to the citizens of Macomb and McDonough County on these very grounds. First on August 25th, to a packed courtroom inside the Courthouse that once . . . Map (db m229618) HM
11 Illinois, McDonough County, Macomb, Macomb City Township — 2006 — First McDonough County Courthouse
First site of the McDonough County Court House, a log structure built in 1831.Map (db m229620) HM
12 Illinois, McDonough County, Macomb, Macomb City Township — In Memory of Commodore Thomas MacDonough, U.S.N.
In Memory of Commodore Thomas MacDonough, U.S.N. The hero of Lake Champlain September 11, 1814 Born December 23, 1783 Died November 10, 1825
“The Almighty has been pleased to grant us a signal victory on Lake . . . Map (db m229724) WM
13 Illinois, McDonough County, Macomb, Macomb City Township — In Memory of Major General Alexander Macomb
In memory of Major General Alexander Macomb Commander-in-Chief of the United States Army 1825-1841 Hero of the Battle of Plattsburg, N.Y. September 11, 1814 Born April 3, 1782 Died June 25, 1841 He served his country during . . . Map (db m229621) WM
14 Illinois, McDonough County, Macomb, Macomb City Township — Macomb's Stagecoach Stop
The earliest hotels in Macomb were “taverns,” where weary travelers could quench their thirst, or get a night's sleep in one of the upstairs rooms. In 1850, A.V. Brooking bought George Head's Tavern, located here, and operated it as the . . . Map (db m229728) HM
15 Illinois, McDonough County, Macomb, Macomb City Township — William S. and Dorothy Bailey HomeBuilt 1888
Wm. S. Bailey, was founder and first president of the Union National Bank of Macomb, Illinois. An Eastlake style Victorian structure. Rolla Sullivan, a local grocer, purchased the home in 1919. The house was raised, turned and moved to its present . . . Map (db m229733) HM
 
 
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