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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Schuyler County, Illinois

 
Clickable Map of Schuyler 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 Schuyler County, IL (10) Adams County, IL (82) Brown County, IL (2) Cass County, IL (14) Fulton County, IL (1) Hancock County, IL (70) Mason County, IL (3) McDonough County, IL (15)  SchuylerCounty(10) Schuyler County (10)  AdamsCounty(82) Adams County (82)  BrownCounty(2) Brown County (2)  CassCounty(14) Cass County (14)  FultonCounty(1) Fulton County (1)  HancockCounty(70) Hancock County (70)  MasonCounty(3) Mason County (3)  McDonoughCounty(15) McDonough County (15)
Rushville is the county seat for Schuyler County
Adjacent to Schuyler County, Illinois
      Adams County (82)  
      Brown County (2)  
      Cass County (14)  
      Fulton County (1)  
      Hancock County (70)  
      Mason County (3)  
      McDonough County (15)  
 
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1 Illinois, Schuyler County, Augusta — Abraham Lincoln's Teacher
Azel Waters Dorsey, 1784-1858, teacher of Abraham Lincoln, is buried on the King farm one mile south of Huntsville. Dorsey taught a "blab school" in Spencer County, Indiana which young Lincoln attended for six months in 1824. He moved to Schuyler . . . Map (db m181413) HM
2 Illinois, Schuyler County, Beardstown — The Base Line Survey
Nearby is one of two sites in Illinois that serve as the basis for all land surveys in the state. It is the point just northwest of Beardstown, where the 4th principal meridian intersects its base line. Originally, land was measured by "metes . . . Map (db m24943) HM
3 Illinois, Schuyler County, Rushville — 1812-1900 War Memorial
In memory of all soldiers of all wars from 1812 to 1900 of Schuyler County, IllinoisMap (db m182094) WM
4 Illinois, Schuyler County, Rushville — Lincoln's ReceptionLooking for Lincoln — 1858 —
"Boys, this is a shaky platform, but the Republican party has a strong foundation," exclaiming a tottering Abraham Lincoln perched atop a pedestal in the yard of his Rushville host, William Ray, on the evening of October 19, 1858. A tremendous . . . Map (db m182091) HM
5 Illinois, Schuyler County, Rushville — Militiaman LincolnLooking for Lincoln — 1832 —
The frontier militia spirit is depicted in this 1940 calendar art rendering of Lincoln, the Soldier by artist Fletcher Ransom. When Chief Black Hawk in 1832 led Sac and Fox warriors on roads to recover their traditional grounds. Illinois . . . Map (db m182089) HM
6 Illinois, Schuyler County, Rushville — Union Baptist Church135 S. Jackson Street, Rushville, IL
This church building began as a Methodist Episcopal Church South. Purchased by Union Baptist Church, bell & steeple, November 27, 1913.Map (db m182097) HM
7 Illinois, Schuyler County, Rushville — War Memorial
In honor of those who served from Schuyler County and dedicated to those who made the supreme sacrifice World War I 1917-1918 Walter A. Black • Angus Armel • James Belville • Noah C. Bollinger • Chester Breen • Thomas H. Burnside . . . Map (db m182092) WM
8 Illinois, Schuyler County, Rushville, Buena Vista Township — The Scripps Family
This site was the homestead of the Scripps family – pioneer journalists and philanthropists. John Scripps (1785-1868), a Methodist circuit-rider, settled here in 1831. In 1849 he began publishing the Prairie Telegraph, now the . . . Map (db m229613) HM
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9 Illinois, Schuyler County, Rushville, Rushville Township — Abraham Lincoln in Rushville
From this spot Abraham Lincoln addressed the people of Rushville October 20th, 1858 ————— He also practiced law in the courthouse which formerly stood on this spotMap (db m229616) HM
10 Illinois, Schuyler County, Rushville, Rushville Township — Maxwell Kennedy
Born 1847 – died 1908 Founder of the Rushville Normal and Business College 1885 to 1908 Dedicated to his memory by his former students September 1, 1934Map (db m229614) HM
 
 
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Jul. 21, 2024