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Historical Markers in Warren County, Illinois

 
Clickable Map of Warren 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 Warren County, IL (8) Fulton County, IL (1) Henderson County, IL (4) Knox County, IL (30) McDonough County, IL (15) Mercer County, IL (18)  WarrenCounty(8) Warren County (8)  FultonCounty(1) Fulton County (1)  HendersonCounty(4) Henderson County (4)  KnoxCounty(30) Knox County (30)  McDonoughCounty(15) McDonough County (15)  MercerCounty(18) Mercer County (18)
Monmouth is the county seat for Warren County
Adjacent to Warren County, Illinois
      Fulton County (1)  
      Henderson County (4)  
      Knox County (30)  
      McDonough County (15)  
      Mercer County (18)  
 
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1 Illinois, Warren County, Monmouth — Founding of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity
On April 28, 1867, the National Women's Fraternity Movement began here in the home of Jacob Holt. In a second floor bedroom, shared by Ada Bruen and Libbie Brook, twelve Monmouth College co-eds founded I.C. Sorosis, known today by its Greek motto, . . . Map (db m55447) HM
2 Illinois, Warren County, Monmouth — Joseph Smith Trial / Soldier Monument
Joseph Smith Trial Site of the third Warren County Courthouse (1837-95) where on June 9, 1841, the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith stood trial under Judge Stephen A. Douglas to determine whether he should be extradited to Missouri to face criminal . . . Map (db m229752) HM
3 Illinois, Warren County, Monmouth — Monmouth Rotary Club
These sidewalks in the middle of Central Park depict the gear of Rotary International's logo. The Monmouth Rotary Club (chartered 1918) this city's oldest service club, held their first meetings in the “Commercial Club Room” of The Colonial . . . Map (db m229743) HM
4 Illinois, Warren County, Monmouth — Public Square / Central Park
Public Square Laid out in 1836, the Public Square was the original center of Monmouth, with the city limits extending outward one-half mile in each direction. Before the square was graded and sidewalks laid in 1862, prairie grass often grew so . . . Map (db m229746) HM
5 Illinois, Warren County, Monmouth — Wyatt Earp Birthplace
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Wyatt Earp Birthplace March 19, 1848 Map (db m55445) HM
6 Illinois, Warren County, Monmouth — Wyatt Earp Birthplace
Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp, famous for the 1881 gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona Territory, was born on March 19, 1848, in Monmouth. According to family history, his birthplace is located at 406 South 3rd Street. When Earp was two, his . . . Map (db m55448) HM
7 Illinois, Warren County, Monmouth, Monmouth Township — Monmouth 1850-1930
During this time period Monmouth grew and many businesses thrived. One reason for this was the rail service that was established here by the C.B. & Q. Railroad in 1855. Monmouth College has a rich tradition and is recognized as one of the . . . Map (db m229736) HM
8 Illinois, Warren County, Monmouth, Monmouth Township — Stephen A. Douglas in Monmouth
This tablet commemorates the speech made by Stephen A. Douglas in the northeast corner of this square in the Senatorial contest October 5th, 1858.Map (db m229748) HM
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May. 29, 2024