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Historical Markers in Carbondale, Illinois

 
Clickable Map of Jackson 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 Jackson County, IL (49) Franklin County, IL (5) Perry County, IL (10) Randolph County, IL (104) Union County, IL (19) Williamson County, IL (7) Perry County, MO (14)  JacksonCounty(49) Jackson County (49)  FranklinCounty(5) Franklin County (5)  PerryCounty(10) Perry County (10)  RandolphCounty(104) Randolph County (104)  UnionCounty(19) Union County (19)  WilliamsonCounty(7) Williamson County (7)  PerryCountyMissouri(14) Perry County (14)
Murphysboro is the county seat for Jackson County
Carbondale is in Jackson County
      Jackson County (49)  
ADJACENT TO JACKSON COUNTY
      Franklin County (5)  
      Perry County (10)  
      Randolph County (104)  
      Union County (19)  
      Williamson County (7)  
      Perry County, Missouri (14)  
 
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1Illinois (Jackson County), Carbondale — Carbondale College & Southern Illinois College
The evolution of Southern Illinois University began here in 1856 when Presbyterians founded Carbondale College. Suffering hardships during the Civil War, the college was sold to the First Christian Church in the mid 1860s and renamed Southern . . . Map (db m161077) HM
2Illinois (Jackson County), Carbondale — Daniel Harmon Brush
On April 23, 1861, eleven days after Confederates fired on Fort Sumter, the cofounder of Carbondale, Daniel Harmon Brush, called a public meeting on this town square. Brush delivered a patriotic speech in support of the Union. Two days later, Brush . . . Map (db m161965) HM
3Illinois (Jackson County), Carbondale — First Memorial Service to Civil War Veterans
In this cemetery was held the first Memorial Service to the Civil War Veterans Apr. 1866 which inspired Gen. John A. Logan a citizen of Carbondale to issue General Order No. 11 as Grand Commander of G.A.R. establishing National Memorial Day May 30 . . . Map (db m174000) HM
4Illinois (Jackson County), Carbondale — Iraq Wars
When Saddam Hussein, the dictator of Iraq, invaded and seized Kuwait in August 1990, the UN and the US took it as an act of aggression. With UN sanction, a coalition of 24 nations led by President George Bush deployed half a million troops in the . . . Map (db m163488) HM
5Illinois (Jackson County), Carbondale — Korean War
On June 25, 1950 North Korean Armed Forces invaded South Korea. To contain Communist aggression, President Harry Truman ordered American forces to defend South Korea. The UN called on all member nations to help repel the invaders. Fifteen responded, . . . Map (db m163490) HM
6Illinois (Jackson County), Carbondale — Reverend Lenus TurleyApril 27, 1904 - November 8, 1969
"If I have helped someone along life's way then my living has not been in vain" Born in Brookport, Illinois Rev. Turley was a man interested in all facets of life. He always liked to build, loved the positive approach to problems, glorified in . . . Map (db m167726) HM
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7Illinois (Jackson County), Carbondale — Site of the First Memorial Service in Illinois
The first memorial service in Illinois, and one of the first in the nation, to honor those who had died in the Civil War, took place at Woodlawn Cemetery on April 29, 1866. On that day, a group of more than 200 veterans gathered at the old "Blue . . . Map (db m163493) HM
8Illinois (Jackson County), Carbondale — Station #1
(all are photo captions:) Daniel Harmon Brush founded Carbondale in 1852 along the right-of-way of the Illinois Central Railroad. The railroad became the center of the town's activity, bisecting what would become the Town Square. The . . . Map (db m161966) HM
9Illinois (Jackson County), Carbondale — Station #2
Following construction of the Illinois Central Railroad, frame and brick commercial buildings were built on the east side of the Town Square. The photo to the right depicts the 100 block of North Washington (ca. 1870). The Richart and Campbell . . . Map (db m161968) HM
10Illinois (Jackson County), Carbondale — Station #3
In 1869, Carbondale was chosen as the location for Southern Illinois College. By the early 1870s, several new commercial brick buildings were planned for the Town Square, reflecting growth and optimism. The Newell House Hotel at 101 South . . . Map (db m161969) HM
11Illinois (Jackson County), Carbondale — Station #4
A major change in the configuration of the Town Square occurred about 1900 when the Illinois Central Railroad announced an expansion of its Carbondale facilities. New tracks were added, and the St. Louis Division Office, depicted in this ca. 1920 . . . Map (db m161970) HM
12Illinois (Jackson County), Carbondale — Station #5
By 1900, fifty trains a day stopped at the Town Square. Passengers disembarked to find commercial buildings with corner turrets and ornate windows. Examples are the Dunaway Building, erected in 1900 at 102-106 East Jackson, and the F.A. Prickett . . . Map (db m161972) HM
13Illinois (Jackson County), Carbondale — Station #6
In 1898, the railroad industry was approaching its height in Carbondale. The expansion of the Illinois Central Railroad resulted in numerous families relocating to the area and major expansion of railroad facilities north of the Town Square. This . . . Map (db m161974) HM
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14Illinois (Jackson County), Carbondale — Station #7
Because of the active railroad freight and passenger line, overnight lodging facilities were in demand, and several hotels were constructed. The most imposing of the early hotels was the Union House, later the Planters House Hotel; it stood on the . . . Map (db m161973) HM
15Illinois (Jackson County), Carbondale — Station #8
The Solomon and Winters Dry Goods Store, built in 1897, at the northeast corner of Illinois Avenue and Jackson Street is in the background of this photo (ca. 1905). This was the first commercial building in Carbondale with a corner turret. The . . . Map (db m161977) HM
16Illinois (Jackson County), Carbondale — Station #9
In 1868, the city passed an ordinance forbidding frame construction on the Square. The photo to the left (ca. 1900) depicts the New Brush Building at 100 South Illinois Avenue. The store was built in 1895 to replace the city's first commercial . . . Map (db m161975) HM
17Illinois (Jackson County), Carbondale — Train Conductor
This statue was placed here by Station Carbondale, Inc. through donations from people dedicated to the preservation of Carbondale's railroad history. The first train came to Carbondale, July 4, 1854. As many as 53 passenger trains passed . . . Map (db m161978) HM
18Illinois (Jackson County), Carbondale — Vietnam War
In 1954 the army of the revolutionary government of North Viet Nam was on the verge of ending French colonial role in Viet Nam. Fearing the spread of Communism in SE Asia, the US eased the French out, set up a government in Saigon, and sent massive . . . Map (db m163489) HM
19Illinois (Jackson County), Carbondale — Woodlawn Cemetery Memorial Day Celebration
On April 29, 1866, over 200 veterans and several thousand citizens gathered at Woodlawn Cemetery to honor those who had died in the Civil War. General John A. Logan delivered the keynote address, saying "Every man's life belongs to his country, and . . . Map (db m161076) HM
20Illinois (Jackson County), Carbondale — World War I
In 1914 war broke out in Europe between the Allies (Britain, France, and Russia) and the Central Powers (Germany and Austria-Hungary). After three years of fighting, German armies defeated Russia and drove deep into France. The sinking of the . . . Map (db m163492) HM
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21Illinois (Jackson County), Carbondale — World War II
War began in 1939 between the Axis (Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy) and the Allies (France, Britain, and others). In 1940-41, German forces conquered most of Europe and North Africa and invaded Russia. Japan joined the Axis and attacked the US at . . . Map (db m163491) HM
 
 
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Dec. 1, 2022