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Historical Markers in Edwardsville, Illinois

 
Clickable Map of Madison 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 Madison County, IL (195) Bond County, IL (25) Clinton County, IL (32) Jersey County, IL (11) Macoupin County, IL (30) Montgomery County, IL (19) St. Clair County, IL (191) St. Charles County, MO (225) St. Louis County, MO (509) St. Louis County, MO (514)  MadisonCounty(195) Madison County (195)  BondCounty(25) Bond County (25)  ClintonCounty(32) Clinton County (32)  JerseyCounty(11) Jersey County (11)  MacoupinCounty(30) Macoupin County (30)  MontgomeryCounty(19) Montgomery County (19)  St.ClairCounty(191) St. Clair County (191)  St.CharlesCountyMissouri(225) St. Charles County (225)  St.Louis(509) St. Louis (509)  St.LouisCounty(514) St. Louis County (514)
Edwardsville is the county seat for Madison County
Edwardsville is in Madison County
      Madison County (195)  
ADJACENT TO MADISON COUNTY
      Bond County (25)  
      Clinton County (32)  
      Jersey County (11)  
      Macoupin County (30)  
      Montgomery County (19)  
      St. Clair County (191)  
      St. Charles County, Missouri (225)  
      St. Louis, Missouri (509)  
      St. Louis County, Missouri (514)  
 
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1Illinois (Madison County), Edwardsville — A-7E Corsair IIBureau Number 159303
(first part shown as a timeline:) 1965 - First flying in September of 1965, the A-7 Corsair II replaced the A-4 Skyhawk as Naval Aviation's front line light attack aircraft. The multi-mission A-7E Corsair II was unparalleled in its . . . Map (db m168347) HM
2Illinois (Madison County), Edwardsville — Benjamin Stephenson House1820
Stephenson House built 1820 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places for Historical & Architectural SignificanceMap (db m55340) HM
3Illinois (Madison County), Edwardsville — Cleaon Etzkorn Bandstand
Dedicated on June 3, 1982 In recognition of 50 years of outstanding service to the Edwardsville Municipal Band during which he served 25 years as its director Edwardsville Rotary Club serving the community as the major contributor to . . . Map (db m54303) HM
4Illinois (Madison County), Edwardsville — EdwardsvilleHome of Five Illinois Governors
Edward Coles 1822-1826 Ninian Edwards 1826-1830 John Reynolds 1830-1834 Thomas Ford 1842-1846 Charles S. Deneen 1905-1913Map (db m143186) HM
5Illinois (Madison County), Edwardsville — Edwardsville National Bank Clock
First erected in 1923 at the corner of St. Louis Street and North Main Street Through funds raised by public donations, the clock was relocated in this Clock Tower park and presented to the City of Edwardsville in gratitude for its . . . Map (db m52630) HM
6Illinois (Madison County), Edwardsville — Edwardsville, IllinoisWelcome to Route 66 Illinois
Route 66, the Mother Road, is an American icon that symbolizes romance and freedom of the open road. Born in 1926, Route 66 was one of the first numbered U.S. highways, journeying 2,500 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles. Today, you can still "get . . . Map (db m144542) HM
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7Illinois (Madison County), Edwardsville — First Cemetery in the City of Edwardsville
This tract of ground was the first cemetery in the City of Edwardsville. Buried here are the soldiers of our early wars and the pioneer settlers of this community.Map (db m144183) HM
8Illinois (Madison County), Edwardsville — Fort Russell
One quarter-mile to the west stood Fort Russell, a wooden stockade which served as a base of supplies and operations for the Illinois Militia during the War of 1812. From here, for months at a time, Governor Ninian Edwards administered the affairs . . . Map (db m202080) HM
9Illinois (Madison County), Edwardsville — Goshen Road Terminus
The Goshen Road was one of the main arteries of travel in the early 1800's, when Illinois was frontier country. The road ran in a northwesterly direction from Shawneetown to Edwardsville -- a distance of more than 150 miles. Shawneetown and . . . Map (db m138859) HM
10Illinois (Madison County), Edwardsville — Governor Charles Deneen1905-1913
Charles Samuel Deneen, Illinois' 23rd governor, was born in Edwardsville in 1863. Deneen was raised in nearby Lebanon, where he graduated from McKendree College (now McKendree University) in 1882. He later attended Union College of Law in Chicago . . . Map (db m182840) HM
11Illinois (Madison County), Edwardsville — Governor Coles and Slavery
Site of the courthouse where, in 1824, political enemies convicted Governor Edward Coles of illegally freeing his slaves. "To preserve to a continuous line of generations that liberty obtained by the valor of our forefathers, we must make . . . Map (db m143182) HM
12Illinois (Madison County), Edwardsville — Governor Edward Coles1822-1826
Edward Coles, the second governor of Illinois, was born into one of the wealthiest families in Virginia in 1786 and graduated from William & Mary. Although raised on a plantation, Coles was an anti-slavery advocate who persistently urged Presidents . . . Map (db m182845) HM
13Illinois (Madison County), Edwardsville — Governor John Reynolds1830-1834
John Reynolds, Illinois' fourth governor, was born in Pennsylvania in 1788 to Irish immigrants. His family moved from Pennsylvania to Tennessee to Kaskaskia, IL, and in 1807 to an area known as the Goshen Settlement near Edwardsville. Reynolds . . . Map (db m182842) HM
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14Illinois (Madison County), Edwardsville — Governor Ninian Edwards1826-1830
Ninian Edwards, Illinois' third governor, was born in Maryland in 1775. Edwards attended college in Pennsylvania but left to study law in Kentucky, where he became chief justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals in 1807. Edwards moved to Illinois in . . . Map (db m182844) HM
15Illinois (Madison County), Edwardsville — Governor Thomas Ford1842-1846
Thomas Ford was Illinois' eighth governor. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1800, where his widowed mother struggled to raise the family amidst poverty. The family moved to Illinois in 1805. Ford studied law for one term at Transylvania University in . . . Map (db m182841) HM
16Illinois (Madison County), Edwardsville — In grateful memory of the early settlers
In grateful memory of the early settlers, who by courage industry and endurance transformed a wilderness into a land of order peace and plenty.Map (db m145603) HM
17Illinois (Madison County), Edwardsville — In Memory of Dr. Thomas R. Yates
. . . Map (db m145604) HM
18Illinois (Madison County), Edwardsville — LeClaire, Illinois
Social visionary N.O. Nelson founded the village of LeClaire in 1890, naming it after Edme Jean LeClaire, who inaugurated profit sharing in France. In contrast to unsanitary urban tenement districts, LeClaire was a model cooperative village offering . . . Map (db m143190) HM
19Illinois (Madison County), Edwardsville — Lincoln School
In 1869, the abandoned Madison County Circuit Clerk's office at 1210 N. Main Street was designated as Edwardsville's "colored" school. It later became known as "Lincoln School." Though segregated, it was the first state-funded free public school . . . Map (db m173664) HM
20Illinois (Madison County), Edwardsville — Ninian Edwards1775 - 1833
Territorial Governor 1809-1818 U.S. Senator from Illinois 1818-1824 Elected Third Governor of Illinois 1826-1831 City of Edwardsville was named in his honor in 1813Map (db m54296) HM
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21Illinois (Madison County), Edwardsville — Site of Abraham Lincoln's Speech
. . . Map (db m52639) HM
22Illinois (Madison County), Edwardsville — The Madison County Centennial Monument
This monument was dedicated September 16, 1912, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Madison County and rededicated on September 15, 2012, to commemorate its 200th anniversary. Dedicated to early Madison County settlers by Governor Charles . . . Map (db m145602) HM
23Illinois (Madison County), Edwardsville — The Madison County Poor Farm
In 1844, Madison County began a program of caring for the poor. Ten years later the county purchased this property and the first permanent buildings were constructed during the Civil War. The purpose of the facility was to provide care for the . . . Map (db m163349) HM
24Illinois (Madison County), Edwardsville — The Mississippi River Festival
The once world-renowned concert venue Mississippi River Festival ("MRF") began as a pioneering experiment in regional cooperation between Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and the St. Louis Symphony. The Symphony was invited to establish . . . Map (db m144301) HM
25Illinois (Madison County), Edwardsville — The Pogue Store
The remnants of Pogue Store, seen here, mark the center of Edwardsville's business district more than two centuries ago. In 1818, when Robert Pogue built his store, it was located directly across the street from courthouse square. Pogue's was a . . . Map (db m160042) HM
26Illinois (Madison County), Edwardsville — The Weir House
This Federal-style home was built in 1836 for Dr. John Weir (1809-1878) and his first wife, Hepzibah Damon (1810-1838). His first patients entered the house through a side entrance on the north face of the building. Weir, both a surgeon and . . . Map (db m187506) HM
 
 
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Oct. 3, 2022