“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Bement, Illinois

Clickable Map of Piatt 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> Piatt County, IL (14) Champaign County, IL (22) De Witt County, IL (15) Douglas County, IL (3) Macon County, IL (29) McLean County, IL (107) Moultrie County, IL (5)  PiattCounty(14) Piatt County (14)  ChampaignCounty(22) Champaign County (22)  DeWittCounty(15) DeWitt County (15)  DouglasCounty(3) Douglas County (3)  MaconCounty(29) Macon County (29)  McLeanCounty(107) McLean County (107)  MoultrieCounty(5) Moultrie County (5)
Monticello is the county seat for Piatt County
Bement is in Piatt County
      Piatt County (14)  
      Champaign County (22)  
      DeWitt County (15)  
      Douglas County (3)  
      Macon County (29)  
      McLean County (107)  
      Moultrie County (5)  
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1Illinois (Piatt County), Bement — Bement Goes to WarLooking for Lincoln
Edgar Camp came to Bement in 1855 along with two brothers. As one of the early settlers, he assisted in building the first houses. The Camp boys were joined by another brother in 1858. When Civil War broke out, Edgar, James and William . . . Map (db m23897) HM
2Illinois (Piatt County), Bement — Bryant CottageState Historic Site
Bryant Cottage was built in 1856 by Francis E. Bryant (1818 - 1889), a friend and political ally of Senator Stephen A. Douglas. According to Bryant family tradition, on the evening of July 29, 1858, Douglas and Abraham Lincoln conferred in the . . . Map (db m23899) HM
3Illinois (Piatt County), Bement — Douglas - Lincoln DebatesLooking for Lincoln
Lincoln wrote Douglas on July 24, 1858, challenging him “to divide time and address the same audiences” during the campaign. The Senator suggested seven locations, adding, “I will confer with you at the earliest . . . Map (db m23858) HM
4Illinois (Piatt County), Bement — The Bement ConnectionLooking for Lincoln
A pocket watch is meant to be used with a chain. Three styles were popular: T-bar, which slips through a vest buttonhole; spring ring, which attaches to a belt loop; and fob. Lincoln’s pocket watch shown here has a shorter style chain, featuring . . . Map (db m23889) HM
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Dec. 6, 2022