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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Union County, Illinois

Clickable Map of Union 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> Union County, IL (19) Alexander County, IL (34) Jackson County, IL (49) Johnson County, IL (7) Pulaski County, IL (13) Williamson County, IL (11) Cape Girardeau County, MO (88) Perry County, MO (21)  UnionCounty(19) Union County (19)  AlexanderCounty(34) Alexander County (34)  JacksonCounty(49) Jackson County (49)  JohnsonCounty(7) Johnson County (7)  PulaskiCounty(13) Pulaski County (13)  WilliamsonCounty(11) Williamson County (11)  CapeGirardeauCountyMissouri(88) Cape Girardeau County (88)  PerryCounty(21) Perry County (21)
Jonesboro is the county seat for Union County
Adjacent to Union County, Illinois
      Alexander County (34)  
      Jackson County (49)  
      Johnson County (7)  
      Pulaski County (13)  
      Williamson County (11)  
      Cape Girardeau County, Missouri (88)  
      Perry County, Missouri (21)  
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1 Illinois, Union County, Anna — Illinois Central — For 100 Years — 1851 - 1951 —
Main line of Mid-AmericaMap (db m191124) HM
2 Illinois, Union County, Anna — Illinois Medal of Honor Recipents
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
3 Illinois, Union County, Anna — Jonesboro Station, Anna — Looking for Lincoln — 1858 —
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
4 Illinois, Union County, Anna — King Neptune — 1942-1950 — Navy Mascot Pig —
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 BondsMap (db m117467) HM WM
5 Illinois, Union County, Anna — King Neptune — 1942-1950
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
6 Illinois, Union County, Anna — Operation Iraqi Freedom
To all who fought and lost their lives , to all who served in conflicts around the world in peace and war time past and present.Map (db m191112) WM
7 Illinois, Union County, Anna — They Passed This Way — I-57 And The Trail Of Tears — Trail of Tears National Historic Trail —
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
8 Illinois, Union County, Anna — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of all who served our Country Air Force • Marines • Army • NavyMap (db m191068) WM
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9 Illinois, Union County, Anna — Veterans Memorial
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
10 Illinois, Union County, Anna — World War II Memorial
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
11 Illinois, Union County, Jonesboro — Anna-Jonesboro — Trail of Tears Site — Lincoln-Douglas Debate —
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
12 Illinois, Union County, Jonesboro — Background of the Debates — Looking for Lincoln — 1858 —
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
13 Illinois, Union County, Jonesboro — Lincoln-Douglas Debate
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
14 Illinois, Union County, Jonesboro — Lincoln-Douglas Debates
In Commemoration 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. Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. . . . Map (db m62732) HM
15 Illinois, Union County, Jonesboro — Where Lincoln Walked — Looking for Lincoln — 1858 —
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
16 Illinois, Union County, Mill Creek — Revolutionary War Veterans
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
17 Illinois, Union County, Ware — Lewis and Clark in Illinois
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
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18 Illinois, Union County, Ware — Scientific Mission — Lewis & Clark Expedition — 1803-1806 —
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
19 Illinois, Union County, Wolf Lake — All Veterans Past, Present, and Future
All veterans, past, present and future Marine Corps • Army • Air Force • Navy • United States Coast GuardMap (db m191115) WM
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Dec. 3, 2023