“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 Williamson County, Illinois

Clickable Map of Williamson 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> Williamson County, IL (10) Franklin County, IL (5) Jackson County, IL (49) Johnson County, IL (7) Pope County, IL (5) Saline County, IL (25) Union County, IL (19)  WilliamsonCounty(10) Williamson County (10)  FranklinCounty(5) Franklin County (5)  JacksonCounty(49) Jackson County (49)  JohnsonCounty(7) Johnson County (7)  PopeCounty(5) Pope County (5)  SalineCounty(25) Saline County (25)  UnionCounty(19) Union County (19)
Marion is the county seat for Williamson County
Adjacent to Williamson County, Illinois
      Franklin County (5)  
      Jackson County (49)  
      Johnson County (7)  
      Pope County (5)  
      Saline County (25)  
      Union County (19)  
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1 Illinois, Williamson County, Creal Springs — Creal Springs"Home of the Wonder Waters of the World"
Mineral rich spring waters were discovered along the French trail called the “Grand Trace” south of this location around 1720. A trading post called Eau Mineral, later Sulfur Springs, was established there and by 1846, Sulfur Springs . . . Map (db m167457) HM
2 Illinois, Williamson County, Creal Springs — Creal Springs Seminary
Creal Springs Seminary stood 350 feet east southeast of this marker and opened on September 22, 1884. It was built on a five-acre tract purchased from Edward Creal by Gertrude Brown Murrah and her husband, Henry Clay Murrah, in March 1884. The . . . Map (db m167454) HM
3 Illinois, Williamson County, Creal Springs — Revolutionary War Veterans
Two Revolutionary War soldiers are buried in the Northwest corner of this cemetery. John Damron was born in 1757 in Northumberland County, Virginia. He enlisted in the army in 1776, and served in the 9th Virginia Regiment of the Continental Line. In . . . Map (db m167453) HM WM
4 Illinois, Williamson County, Creal Springs — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all who served and in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice Map (db m167383) WM
5 Illinois, Williamson County, Herrin — George Rogers Clark
George Rogers Clark passed this way late in June 1778 enroute from Fort Massac to capture Kaskaskia from British winning the west for the UnionMap (db m216304) HM
6 Illinois, Williamson County, Herrin — Herrin Massacre Memorial
(front:) In recognition of the men who lost their lives in the conflict of June 21 & 22, 1922. A time of labor unrest and lawlessness which still stands as the largest loss of life due to a labor dispute in the country. A tragedy known as . . . Map (db m216308) HM
7 Illinois, Williamson County, Herrin — War Memorial
(front:) In Memory of Our Heroic Dead Veterans of the World War 1917-1918 (names in italics indicate Killed or Died in Service) Otis C. Ladd • David E. Davies • Roscoe Propes • Preston Staton • . . . Map (db m216846) WM
8 Illinois, Williamson County, Marion — Bob Butler Biography
Robert Butler was born Jan. 23, 1927 at 704 N. Garfield to Homer and Eva Clarida Butler. He has one brother, James William, younger than he. Bob attended Jefferson, Logan and Washington schools as well as Marion Township High School, graduating . . . Map (db m119587) HM
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9 Illinois, Williamson County, Marion — Marion History
The county of Williamson and the town of Marion were both born February 28, 1839 when the Illinois Legislature approved the formation of Williamson County out of Franklin County to the north. In October of that year William Benson deeded, as a . . . Map (db m119584) HM
10 Illinois, Williamson County, Marion — Marion Tornado Memorial
(front side) In memory of James Gulledge Ferne Kobler Zelma Latham Lynn Sue Moore Pauline Pearson Mae Rader James Simmons Helen White Leona White Effie Jane Wilson May 29, 1982 (back side) On May 29, 1982 . . . Map (db m119588) HM
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May. 29, 2023