“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 Carthage, Illinois

Clickable Map of Hancock 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> Hancock County, IL (30) Adams County, IL (82) Henderson County, IL (4) McDonough County, IL (8) Schuyler County, IL (7) Lee County, IA (25) Clark County, MO (12) Lewis County, MO (6)  HancockCounty(30) Hancock County (30)  AdamsCounty(82) Adams County (82)  HendersonCounty(4) Henderson County (4)  McDonoughCounty(8) McDonough County (8)  SchuylerCounty(7) Schuyler County (7)  LeeCountyIowa(25) Lee County (25)  ClarkCountyMissouri(12) Clark County (12)  LewisCounty(6) Lewis County (6)
Carthage is the county seat for Hancock County
Carthage is in Hancock County
      Hancock County (30)  
      Adams County (82)  
      Henderson County (4)  
      McDonough County (8)  
      Schuyler County (7)  
      Lee County, Iowa (25)  
      Clark County, Missouri (12)  
      Lewis County, Missouri (6)  
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1Illinois (Hancock County), Carthage — Hamilton HouseLooking for Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln probably stayed at the Hamilton House when he came to Carthage in 1839 to serve as the defendant's counsel in the Fraim murder trial. There are no other known Lincoln court cases in Hancock County. But he did handle . . . Map (db m57867) HM
2Illinois (Hancock County), Carthage — Historic Carthage JailLooking for Lincoln
Alexander Sympson knew Lincoln when they were small boys in Kentucky. Like Lincoln, he moved to Illinois in the 1830's, and arrived in Carthage in early 1844, just as contention with the Mormons was peaking. In 1858 Sympson was the most . . . Map (db m57869) HM
3Illinois (Hancock County), Carthage — Lincoln and AgricultureLooking for Lincoln
Agricultural life has defined the very essence of Hancock County from the earliest days of its Anglo-American settlement. Lincoln, however, seemed indifferent to agriculture. Once he left his father's home, Lincoln never farmed again. . . . Map (db m57876) HM
4Illinois (Hancock County), Carthage — Lincoln in Hancock CountyLooking for Lincoln
Hancock County was off the beaten track for Abraham Lincoln. County residents were more familiar with his senatorial opponent, Stephen A. Douglas. In October 1858, Lincoln addressed an enthusiastic audience on the Carthage square. . . . Map (db m57871) HM
5Illinois (Hancock County), Carthage — Lincoln's Carthage SpeechLooking for Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln defended himself against political attacks during much of the speech he delivered here on the courthouse grounds on October 22, 1858. Stephen A. Douglas, who had spoken here eleven days earlier, had accused Lincoln of . . . Map (db m57878) HM
6Illinois (Hancock County), Carthage — Lincoln's Failed Murder CaseLooking for Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln lost a murder case here in April, 1839 A drunken Irish deckhand, William Fraim, killed a shipmate while their steamboat was docked at Frederick on the Illinois River in Schuyler County. When the shipmate blew cigar smoke . . . Map (db m57865) HM
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7Illinois (Hancock County), Carthage — Masonic Lodge Building of 1887
This building was constructed by N. P. McKee and the Hancock Masonic Lodge in 1887. It was designed by Geo. W. Payne, a nationally renowned architect, with a large arched window and pyramid-shaped roof. in 1924 the building was purchased by . . . Map (db m57866) HM
8Illinois (Hancock County), Carthage — The "Old Jail"
In the old Carthage jail, which stands one block south of here, Joseph and Hyrum Smith, Prophet and Patriarch of the Mormon Church, were killed by a mob on June 27, 1844. Two years later the Mormons withdrew from Illinois, where they had settled in . . . Map (db m57872) HM
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Nov. 27, 2022