“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 Scott County, Illinois

Clickable Map of Scott 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> Scott County, IL (7) Greene County, IL (4) Morgan County, IL (20) Pike County, IL (54)  ScottCounty(7) Scott County (7)  GreeneCounty(4) Greene County (4)  MorganCounty(20) Morgan County (20)  PikeCounty(54) Pike County (54)
Winchester is the county seat for Scott County
Adjacent to Scott County, Illinois
      Greene County (4)  
      Morgan County (20)  
      Pike County (54)  
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1 Illinois, Scott County, Bluffs — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated by a grateful community to honor those valiant men and women who gave themselves in service and sacrifice for God and CountryMap (db m137165) WM
2 Illinois, Scott County, Merritt — Old State Road TrailHistoric Marker — History of Geneva 1832-1845 —
In 1832 Elisha Kellogg purchased 160 acres of land just west of the present Morgan-Scott County line. He and his son-in-law, John Williams, laid out a town of 94 lots and named it Geneva. Geneva was located on the well-traveled State Road, from . . . Map (db m214517) HM
3 Illinois, Scott County, Naples — Grant’s March to Naples
Ulysses S. Grant, as colonel of the 21st Infantry Regiment, Illinois Volunteers, left Camp Yates (at Springfield) on July 3, 1861, with his unseasoned troops and marched them to Naples which they reached on July 6. Frederick Grant, the colonel’s . . . Map (db m144862) HM
4 Illinois, Scott County, Winchester — Greene Vardiman Black1836-1915
Father of modern dentistry Born in Scott County, Illinois His first office (1857) was on Lot 64, this squareMap (db m182047) HM
5 Illinois, Scott County, Winchester — Lincoln and the Kansas Nebraska Question
On this spot in the upper room of the old court house in August 1854, Abraham Lincoln made his first speech on the Kansas Nebraska QuestionMap (db m182046) HM
6 Illinois, Scott County, Winchester — Stephen Arnold Douglas1813-1861
Taught his first school and began his legal career here in 1833-34 His last words were tell my children to obey the laws and support the ConstitutionMap (db m182045) HM
7 Illinois, Scott County, Winchester — Winchester, IllinoisLincoln's First Challenge of Douglas and Destiny
Abraham Lincoln first publicly challenged U.S. Senator Stephen A. Douglas's "Nebraska Bill" during a Whig county convention August 26, 1854, in the Scott County courtroom located at this site. Because the bill allowed for the expansion of slavery, . . . Map (db m182043) HM
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Nov. 30, 2023