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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Gillespie, Illinois

 
Clickable Map of Macoupin 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 Macoupin County, IL (30) Greene County, IL (4) Jersey County, IL (15) Madison County, IL (202) Montgomery County, IL (19) Morgan County, IL (19) Sangamon County, IL (170)  MacoupinCounty(30) Macoupin County (30)  GreeneCounty(4) Greene County (4)  JerseyCounty(15) Jersey County (15)  MadisonCounty(202) Madison County (202)  MontgomeryCounty(19) Montgomery County (19)  MorganCounty(19) Morgan County (19)  SangamonCounty(170) Sangamon County (170)
Carlinville is the county seat for Macoupin County
Gillespie is in Macoupin County
      Macoupin County (30)  
ADJACENT TO MACOUPIN COUNTY
      Greene County (4)  
      Jersey County (15)  
      Madison County (202)  
      Montgomery County (19)  
      Morgan County (19)  
      Sangamon County (170)  
 
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1Illinois (Macoupin County), Gillespie — Dedicated to the Soldiers and Sailors of Gillespie
Dedicated to the soldiers and sailors of Gillespie who gave their lives for democracy.Map (db m204638) WM
2Illinois (Macoupin County), Gillespie — Founding of the Progressive Miners of America
Coal miners were the vanguard of the American Labor Movement and Illinois played a major role. In the 1890s tens of thousands of Illinois miners joined the United Mine Workers Union. But in succeeding decades the leadership of UMW President John L. . . . Map (db m184782) HM
3Illinois (Macoupin County), Gillespie — Heart of Coal Country — Gillespie Area Mines — Illinois 66 —
Waves of European immigrants poured into Gillespie in the 1880s to work its coal mines. In the early 1900s, the Chicago and North Western Railroad opened four mines to fuel its locomotives. Locals knew each town by its mine number: . . . Map (db m185468) HM
4Illinois (Macoupin County), Gillespie — Macoupin & Chestnut Streets — 1926 -1930
This was the scene at this corner in the years 1926 -1930. The Dippold Drug Store was a thriving business located on this corner during these years when Route 66 ran through Gillespie. Prominent Gillespie resident, Lincoln Loveless, and his . . . Map (db m195484) HM WM
5Illinois (Macoupin County), Gillespie — Veterans Memorial
In memory of those who gave their lives for democracy World War I Clifford Anderson • Frank W. Baxter • Charles Blevins • James Boston • William Burns • George Folkerts • Roy Gray • Floyd Hitchcock • Joseph Johnston • . . . Map (db m204637) WM
 
 
 
 
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Dec. 2, 2022