The Medal of Honor was established during the Civil War and is the highest military decoration for bravery that can be awarded to any individual in the United States.
The names listed on this monument, are the men from Illinois who have . . . — — Map (db m191549) WM
In 1851, when the Illinois Central Railroad began surveying land in Union County, the county seat of Jonesboro was thought to be the logical choice for the location of the tracks. However, the city fathers declined to pay the required $50 surveying . . . — — Map (db m161071) HM
Raised by Patty Boner, West Frankfort; given to Navy recruiter Don Lingle, Anna; and auctioned by L. Oard Sitter, Anna around the State of Illinois for over $19,000,000 in WW II War Bonds — — Map (db m117467) HM WM
Buried here: King Neptune; Famous Navy Mascot Pig
Auctioned for $19,000,000.00 in War bonds.
1942-1946 to help make a free world.
This memorial site dedicated by Don C. Lingle, PNAC, NR-R
To the millions of people, who gave their . . . — — Map (db m161010) HM
Home to thousands of men, women, and
children, the Cherokee Nation once spread
across parts of Georgia, North Carolina,
Tennessee, and Alabama. The 1830 Indian
Removal Act required that the Cherokee
surrender their land and move west.
In . . . — — Map (db m161434) HM
This memorial is dedicated to all veterans of Union County. The greatest men and women who have ever walked the face of the earth.
Many gave all, offered their lives for the freedom America stands for. No greater sacrifice can be made, to . . . — — Map (db m191195) WM
Those of this community who gave their lives in service of our country in World War Two
Stanley H. Aldridge 1917-1944
Woodrow R. Aldridge 1912-1944
Oren M.C. Allen 1916-1945
Collan A. Appel 1914-1944
William J. Bass . . . — — Map (db m191206) WM
Union County was created January 2, 1818, when Illinois was still a territory. County commissioners established Jonesboro as the county seat on land donated by John and Juliet Grammer.
During the frigid winter of January 1839, thousands of . . . — — Map (db m161167) HM
Young Abraham Lincoln "lost his taste" for politics and was content with his thriving law practice after having served four terms in the Illinois Legislature in the 1830's and a term in Congress in the 1840's. However, several national events . . . — — Map (db m161073) HM
On September 15, 1858, in the midst of the senatorial campaign of that year, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas met at Jonesboro in the third of the famous series of debates which made Lincoln a national figure. The debate was held in a grove . . . — — Map (db m160956) HM
on the afternoon of
September the 15th, 1858
upon this acre in the Jonesboro fair-grounds
and as rival candidates for the United States
Senatorship from the State of Illinois.
Stephen A. . . . — — Map (db m62732) HM
In 1858, Jonesboro was the bustling county seat of one of the state's oldest counties. Founded in 1818, Jonesboro was located on twenty acres donated by John Grammer. Several early politicians came from Jonesboro, including Representative John . . . — — Map (db m161075) HM
St. John's Cemetery contains the graves of four Revolutionary War Soldiers.
Jacob Hileman, born July 20, 1762 in Northampton Co., Pennsylvania. As a private he served in the 4th company, 3rd battalion. Northampton County Militia in 1778 . . . — — Map (db m207797) HM WM
Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and their party passed this place on their way west. Here they crossed the river to visit Cape Girardeau. The next day they were relieved to find Nathaniel Pryor, a recruit who had gone hunting two days earlier but . . . — — Map (db m161186) HM
The Lewis and Clark Expedition had a scientific mission as well as others. President Jefferson urged them to study the flora and fauna along their route. When passing through this area, they noted the abundant pines and cedars, unique limestone . . . — — Map (db m161204) HM