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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Elkhart, Illinois

 
Clickable Map of Logan 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 Logan County, IL (76) De Witt County, IL (14) Macon County, IL (24) Mason County, IL (3) McLean County, IL (79) Menard County, IL (17) Sangamon County, IL (141) Tazewell County, IL (3)  LoganCounty(76) Logan County (76)  DeWittCounty(14) DeWitt County (14)  MaconCounty(24) Macon County (24)  MasonCounty(3) Mason County (3)  McLeanCounty(79) McLean County (79)  MenardCounty(17) Menard County (17)  SangamonCounty(141) Sangamon County (141)  TazewellCounty(3) Tazewell County (3)
Location of Elkhart, Illinois
    Logan County (76)
    DeWitt County (14)
    Macon County (24)
    Mason County (3)
    McLean County (79)
    Menard County (17)
    Sangamon County (141)
    Tazewell County (3)
 
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1Illinois (Logan County), Elkhart — 1917 Krupp K-14 Light Artillery Cannon
This is a 1917 Krupp K-14 Light Artillery Cannon which was brought to the Elkhart community in the early 1920s where it was displayed at the Elkhart Community High School until the mid 1970's. The High School closed and the cannon was moved to the . . . Map (db m159584) HM
2Illinois (Logan County), Elkhart — Elkhart Cemetery
Northeast of this site on Elkhart Hill is Oglehurst, home and burial place of Richard J. Oglesby (1824-1899) the only three time Governor of Illinois. (1864-1872-1884) He was also a U.S. Senator and a personal friend of Abraham Lincoln. Oglesby . . . Map (db m156873) HM
3Illinois (Logan County), Elkhart — Elkhart Public Library
In 1888, Mrs. Lemira Gillett promised to build a library for the citizens of Elkhart if the town was voted dry for three years. This was done, and the townspeople met in 1891 to form a Library Association. The Library was first established in a room . . . Map (db m159585) HM
4Illinois (Logan County), Elkhart — Elkhart, Illinois
Elkhart City in Logan County is typical of the many Illinois villages whose growth was spurred by the arrival of the railroad. Founded by John Shockey in 1855, two years after the coming the Alton and Sangamon Railroad, now the Gulf Mobile and Ohio. . . . Map (db m159582) HM
5Illinois (Logan County), Elkhart — Heritage CornerVillage of Elkhart
(left panel:) Village History For many years, several Indian tribes populated the area around Elkhart Hill. When James Latham, the first white settler, arrived in 1819, the area became known as Elk Heart Grove. Elkhart City was . . . Map (db m162651) HM
6Illinois (Logan County), Elkhart — Lincoln With John Dean Gillett
One of the three men who were responsible for the founding of the City of Lincoln, Illinois, was John D. Gillett of Cornland and Elkhart. Gillett was the primary financier of the town of Lincoln, Illinois, which was named for Gillett's personal . . . Map (db m159587) HM
7Illinois (Logan County), Elkhart — Lincoln-Latham-Douglas at the Kentucky House
Abraham Lincoln and later political opponent, Stephen A. Douglas, converse in front of Richard Latham's Kentucky House located on the southwest slope of what is known as Elkhart Hill. The Kentucky House was built by Latham (center) in 1828 on what . . . Map (db m159588) HM
8Illinois (Logan County), Elkhart — Lincoln's Elkhart ConnectionLooking for Lincoln
(left:) Elkhart's central location, superb soil and timberland attracted the first settlers in 1818. James Latham and his son, Richard, chose the hill's western slope to settle. Robert Latham, the youngest son, would later play a . . . Map (db m156859) HM
9Illinois (Logan County), Elkhart — Route 66 in ElkhartCatering to Travelers
Downtown businesses thrived when Route 66 ran through Elkhart. In 1938, The House by the Side of the Road cafe had an unforgettable customer when actress Shirley Temple stopped for lunch. Afterward, owner J. Smith put a cardboard likeness of the . . . Map (db m156874) HM
10Illinois (Logan County), Elkhart — Veterans Memorial
(front of the base, the following are plaques:) •In honor of those of Elkhart community who gave much in winning the World War and in memory of those who gave their all, this memorial is dedicated. •Dedicated to those of the Elkhart . . . Map (db m163372) WM
 
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