“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 White County, Illinois

Clickable Map of White 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> White County, IL (21) Edwards County, IL (4) Gallatin County, IL (19) Hamilton County, IL (3) Wabash County, IL (6) Wayne County, IL (2) Gibson County, IN (31) Posey County, IN (15)  WhiteCounty(21) White County (21)  EdwardsCounty(4) Edwards County (4)  GallatinCounty(19) Gallatin County (19)  HamiltonCounty(3) Hamilton County (3)  WabashCounty(6) Wabash County (6)  WayneCounty(2) Wayne County (2)  GibsonCountyIndiana(31) Gibson County (31)  PoseyCounty(15) Posey County (15)
Carmi is the county seat for White County
Adjacent to White County, Illinois
      Edwards County (4)  
      Gallatin County (19)  
      Hamilton County (3)  
      Wabash County (6)  
      Wayne County (2)  
      Gibson County, Indiana (31)  
      Posey County, Indiana (15)  
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1 Illinois, White County, Carmi — "Flow Gently, Sweet Afton"
The music for this song was composed by Jonathan Edwards Spilman in 1836. He entered the ministry in 1858 and became pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in 1881. This church had been organized by his brother Benjamin F. Spilman on November 25, . . . Map (db m177871) HM
2 Illinois, White County, Carmi — Bell of St. JohnsUnited Church of Christ
Deeded Jan. 24, 1881 From Jacob Barth and wife Bell cast in 1905 in St. Louis Inscription Honor, Glory to God In the Highest Map (db m177870) HM
3 Illinois, White County, Carmi — Carmi's Oldest House
This house was built by early settler John Craw prior to 1817. In 1835 it was purchased by John M. Robinson, U.S. Senator (1831-43) and Illinois Supreme Court Justice (1843). The house was later occupied by his daughter Mrs. Robert Stewart and his . . . Map (db m177875) HM
4 Illinois, White County, Carmi — Colonel Conger House
Colonel Everton J. Conger, who commanded the troops capturing, Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth, built this house in 1871. He practiced law in Carmi, became a Federal judge in Montana Territory, and later moved to Hawaii where he was an . . . Map (db m177874) HM
5 Illinois, White County, Carmi — Ratcliff Inn
This building was erected in 1828 by James Ratcliff, nicknamed "Old Beaver" because of his energy. He was a founder of Carmi (1816), an inn-keeper, merchant, and postmaster, and White County's first Clerk, Recorder and Probate Judge. Abraham Lincoln . . . Map (db m177869) HM
6 Illinois, White County, Enfield — Southern Illinois College
Alma mater of United States Senators William E. Borah, Idaho, and Wesley L. Jones, Washington. This educational institution was chartered by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church (1873). From the 1890's until 1935 it was a public school. It was . . . Map (db m177845) HM
7 Illinois, White County, Enfield — The First Presbyterian Church In Illinois
In 1816 the Reverend James McGready of Kentucky organized Sharon, the first Presbyterian church in Illinois, with Peter Miller, James Mayes and James Rutledge as ruling elders. Three miles northeast of this site B.F. Spilman, active Presbyterian . . . Map (db m154623) HM
8 Illinois, White County, Epworth — Big Prairie ChurchEstablished 1812
This church was the cradle of Methodism in White County. Early pioneers risked Indian raids to worship in the cabins of Robert Land and John Hanna. In 1812 presiding elder Peter Cartwright sent circuit rider John Smith to this settlement. This . . . Map (db m177839) HM
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9 Illinois, White County, Epworth — Former Site of Big Prairie United Methodist Church
Founded in 1812 while this part of the country was still a wilderness, and before Illinois was a state, Big Prairie Church was one of the oldest Methodist churches in Illinois at the time it was closed in December 2017. Early settlers Robert Land, . . . Map (db m177843) HM
10 Illinois, White County, Grayville — "Empire Corner"
The first trading post was established here in 1830 by James Gray and Robert Walden. A post office was opened here in 1836. Later, a two-story frame building was erected here by the Empire Milling Company and this corner was known as 'Empire . . . Map (db m61809) HM
11 Illinois, White County, Grayville — Gray Mansion
This home was built by the Gray Family, the family that gave Grayville it's name. When completed in 1896, it was the finest home in this area and one of the first to have electric lights, running water, and steam heat. Slave quarters and a stable . . . Map (db m177850) HM
12 Illinois, White County, Grayville — Gray Opera House
This building was erected in 1895 by the Gray Family for their Gray Bank on the bottom floor and the Gray Opera house on the second floor. The Opera House was the center of entertainment for many years.Map (db m61785) HM
13 Illinois, White County, Grayville — Illinois Remembers POW/MIA
PO3 William Farris, West SalemMap (db m96132) WM
14 Illinois, White County, Grayville — James Gray's Stables and Slave Quarters
In the 1830's, James Gray's Stables and Slave Quarters were located here. Later, he donated the barn to the city to use as a city hall and police station. In 1866, the city built a two story building with a jail in the basement. The second story was . . . Map (db m61788) HM
15 Illinois, White County, Grayville — Mike Smith's Saloon
On this corner was located the roughest, toughest saloon in the history of Grayville. It was opened after the Civil War by Mike Smith, who made a fortune in illegal whiskey and gambling. The saloon was torched in 1881 and re-built and was finally . . . Map (db m177852) HM
16 Illinois, White County, Grayville — Present Site of The Gray Family CemeteryFormer Site of — The First Presbyterian Church USA —
The first Presbyterian Church in Grayville was organized in 1850 under the leadership of Mrs. Thomasann Gray. In 1868 the members built a small wooden Church on this corner of the cemetery, a gift from a member of the Gray Family. It was . . . Map (db m61781) HM
17 Illinois, White County, Grayville — The Gray Family Cemetery
Established by James R. Gray First Internment - 1831 Obelisk Erected - 1901 Church Plaza Constructed - 2005 Memorial Plaza and Fountain Dedicated - 2007Map (db m61782) HM
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18 Illinois, White County, Grayville — Thomasanne Payne Home Site
On this site was the home of Thomasanne Payne, Authoress of the Song 'Sleep Soldier Sleep' which she wrote in honor of James Bethel Gresham from Evansville, Indiana. He was the first American Soldier to die in World War I. The song was accepted . . . Map (db m61784) HM WM
19 Illinois, White County, Grayville — Veterans Memorial
Donated to City of Grayville and dedicated to The Veterans of All Wars September 1969Map (db m61789) WM
20 Illinois, White County, Grayville — Vincennes to Shawneetown Stage Coach Line
. . . Map (db m61787) HM
21 Illinois, White County, Norris City — War Emergency Pipeline
Before the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and entry of the United States into World War II, 95 percent of the crude oil delivered to east coast oil refineries was transported by tanker ships with 90 percent of that oil from Texas oil . . . Map (db m154609) HM
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Sep. 27, 2023