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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Glen Carbon, 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 (193) Bond County, IL (25) Clinton County, IL (32) Jersey County, IL (11) Macoupin County, IL (28) Montgomery County, IL (19) St. Clair County, IL (188) St. Charles County, MO (223) St. Louis County, MO (509) St. Louis County, MO (504)  MadisonCounty(193) Madison County (193)  BondCounty(25) Bond County (25)  ClintonCounty(32) Clinton County (32)  JerseyCounty(11) Jersey County (11)  MacoupinCounty(28) Macoupin County (28)  MontgomeryCounty(19) Montgomery County (19)  St.ClairCounty(188) St. Clair County (188)  St.CharlesCountyMissouri(223) St. Charles County (223)  St.Louis(509) St. Louis (509)  St.LouisCounty(504) St. Louis County (504)
Edwardsville is the county seat for Madison County
Glen Carbon is in Madison County
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1Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — Acme School
Acme School was located approximately 1.1 miles further east from this pocket park on Glen Crossing Road. Built in 1910, Acme School was a model of new architecture for school houses. From a 1912 article in the Edwardsville . . . Map (db m178559) HM
2Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — Baseball
[Marker features a set of historic photos and articles:] "The Peters Nine" Circa 1914 Back Row: Jack Modene, Pete Weckman, (Unknown), Bert Evans, Steve Smola, Frank Smola Front Row: Henry Sepemeyer, Emil Brockmeier, Ed . . . Map (db m169605) HM
3Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — Bethel Meetinghouse
Erected near this site in 1805 by the frontier citizens of the Goshen Settlement was the first Methodist church in Illinois These grounds surrounding it were the scene of many early camp meetings and frontier revivals. In later years the church . . . Map (db m147890) HM
4Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — Churches
Bethel Meeting House 1805 The Bethel Meeting House was erected near the site of the historical marker on the Glen Carbon Road at the entrance to Lakewood, in 1805 by the frontier citizens of the Goshen settlement. This was first Methodist . . . Map (db m169618) HM
5Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — Coal Mining in Glen
The coal company owned and platted much of the land in Glen Carbon. It encouraged village leaders to make material improvements within the newly-formed community by making cash donations toward such purposes. The company awarded prizes in the . . . Map (db m169611) HM
6Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — Coal Washer — Ronald J. Foster Heritage Trail
Madison Coal Corporation Coal Washer Edwardsville Intelligencer, June 3, 1905 The Madison Coal Corporation has decided to build an extensive coal washing plant four miles south of Edwardsville in the Village of . . . Map (db m197079) HM
7Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — Dr. Nick Holonyak, Jr. Way — ★★ Honorary ★★
"Father of LED Lighting"Map (db m169591) HM
8Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — East St. Louis & Suburban Railway Electric Line Streetcar — Ronald J. Foster Heritage Trail
An electric streetcar traversed the road bed that is now Route 159 from 1899-1928. The East St. Louis and Suburban Railway was known locally as the Interurban or the "Yellow Hammer" due to the yellow cars and the rough ride. There were two stops . . . Map (db m196824) HM
9Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — Glen Carbon
Main Street, 1880 Early maps show Glen Carbon's Main Street as a major trail - possibly even a portion of the Goshen Trail. Trails and roads meant horses and wagons. The earliest known business appearing on the trail following a course . . . Map (db m169627) HM
10Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — Glen Carbon Veterans Monument — Rededicated November 11, 2007
A tribute to honor Veterans who have served or those currently serving in the United States Armed Forces In memory of those who gave their lives for their country in World War II William S. Giza • William F. Landa • Leonard T. . . . Map (db m169593) WM
11Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — Glen Carbon Volunteer Fire Department
[Marker features a set of historic photos and articles:] Glen Carbon Volunteer Fire Department Early village records contain frequent references to fires and fire fighting. On January 18, 1898 Ordinance No. 60 was passed creating a . . . Map (db m169610) HM
12Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — Glen Carbon Won the Inter-City Championship in 1934
Glen Carbon snared the first half championship by downing Granite City in a play-off game 13-12. It was the seventh straight victory for the Glen team. The regular first half ended in a tie between Glen Carbon and Granite City and required a . . . Map (db m169625) HM
13Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — Homesteads
The Smola Family Homestead Circa 1878-80 Pictured: William Smola (1833-1899), Frank Smola (1873-1931), Joseph Nicholas Smola (1865-1947), William Smola (1858-1941) Josephine Smola (1870-1905), Elizabeth Smola (1861-1915), Josephine . . . Map (db m169629) HM
14Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — Illinois Central Depot & Daenzer House — Ronald J. Foster Heritage Trail
Glen Carbon had a long and close relationship with railroads, a relationship fostered principally by the town's location and its coal mining heritage. The village's position at the head of one of the few valleys that deeply penetrate the low . . . Map (db m197074) HM
15Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — Imaginary Theatre in Henry's Park — Nickel Plate Trail
Charles Henry purchased property behind the present-day library in a beautiful park bordering Judy Creek in the early 1900s. While running a saloon near there, he dreamed of building a theatre. A few years later, he built the "The Imaginary Theatre" . . . Map (db m196841) HM
16Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — Industry
[Marker features a set of historic photos and articles:] To All Employees The danger connected with the wearing of gloves, loose jackets and other articles of clothing, that from their very nature can readily be caught in belts or . . . Map (db m169603) HM
17Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — Industry and Notable Buildings
[Marker features a set of historic photos and articles:] [Reproduction of several articles from the Edwardsville Intelligencer.] Odd Fellow Building The Odd Fellow organization erected this building for a meeting place in . . . Map (db m169604) HM
18Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — Madison Coal Corporation — Ronald J. Foster Heritage Trail
This building housed the central office of the Madison Coal Corporation's mining operations in the State of Illinois. The company owned mines in Edwardsville, Mount Olive, Divernon and Herrin. The office was located less than one mile west of . . . Map (db m197064) HM
19Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — Madison Coal Corporation Coal Mine #1 & Clover Leaf Station — Nickel Plate Trail
Coal Mine #1 opened in 1892, it was located just off Meridian Road one third of a mile north of the Covered Bridge. In November 1893, a major fire erupted that destroyed all top buildings and machinery. The loss was estimated at $30,000 and the . . . Map (db m196843) HM
20Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — Madison Coal Corporation Coal Mine #4 — Ronald J. Foster Heritage Trail
Coal Mine #4 opened in 1893 with a shaft that was 180 feet deep. The mine ceased operation in 1914. In March of 1906 the United Mine Workers of America organized a national strike. Newspapers reported that half a million workmen and their . . . Map (db m196834) HM
21Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — Mont Station — Ronald J. Foster Heritage Trail
In 1892, Nelson Montgomery donated a strip of land for the right-of-way of the St. Louis and Eastern Railway (which later became the Illinois Central). This was the beginning of a small settlement that became known as Mont Station. It had a . . . Map (db m196669) HM
22Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — Nix/Judy Pioneer Cemetery
Some of the earliest families of the Goshen Settlement are resting here. Cira 1801 Lewis and Clark had not yet embarked on their westward exploration. Madison Territory extended to the Canadian border. An inventory of these gravestones has been . . . Map (db m151123) HM
23Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — People
[Marker features a set of historic photos:] Greetings from Glen Carbon, Ill. View of Glen Carbon from the west before 1910 (no Village Hall). Street in center is Sunset with First Methodist Church. 1918 World War I - Left to . . . Map (db m169595) HM
24Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — People
[Marker features a set of historic photos:] Meat being unloaded behind Schroeder's Meat Market - Left to right: Anton Schroeder, Frenchy ?, John Sido (on wagon), Bingo ?. Methodist Ladies October 1947 - Left to right: Back . . . Map (db m169596) HM
25Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — Peters Station — Nickel Plate Trail
Samuel Judy (Tschudi), a Swiss immigrant, was the first permanent white settler. He bought a crude log cabin from Ephraim Conner in 1801. He planted an orchard and completed the first brick home (opposite West Main Street) in 1808. The area . . . Map (db m196835) HM
26Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — Peters Station — Nickel Plate Trail
Peters Station is located at the intersection of Rt. 157 and Rt. 162. Originally known as Goshen Settlement, in 1840 it was changed to 'Peters," deriving its name from the William Peters family. The tracks of the three major intercity "steam" . . . Map (db m196838) HM
27Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — Railroad Control Tower — Ronald J. Foster Heritage Trail
The Glen Carbon tower was built about 1902. The control tower overseeing rail activities stood in the "vee" between the Nickel Plate and Illinois Central tracks on the south side of the junction. This gave tower operators a clear view of the . . . Map (db m196671) HM
28Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — Railroads
[Marker features a set of historic photos:] Engine on Ill. Central Railroad Engine No. 480 is parked on the Illinois Central Railroad at the Illinois Central Depot (at the intersection of Collinsville Street and Bike Trail). This . . . Map (db m169614) HM
29Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — Railroads
Illinois Central Depot Railroad facilities in Glen Carbon were nothing less than fantastic. Excursion trains to Marine on the St. Louis & Eastern from St. Louis were "packed from one end to the other with pleasure seekers." In October . . . Map (db m169616) HM
30Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — Revolutionary War Patriots
(front:) Buried in Nix/Judy Cemetery on hilltop: Pvt John Nix served with the SC troops under Cpt Davis, Richard Win's Rgt. He served under Cpt Thomas Baker in the battles of Eutaw Springs and Orangeburg. Pvt Henry Thornhill . . . Map (db m151118) HM WM
31Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — Schools
First Peter's Station School, built about 1814 (later known as the Smola School.) When this photograph was taken the building was being razed and the chimney had already been torn down. Thomas Shashek's mother and father both attended this . . . Map (db m169612) HM
32Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — Trailhead — Ronald J. Foster Heritage Trail
The Heritage Trail is dedicated to Ronald J. Foster, Sr. In recognition of his meritorious service to the Village of Glen Carbon as Trustee from 1965 to 1981 and Village President 1981 to 2001. Ron's wife, Joan Treat Foster, was also a . . . Map (db m196666) HM
33Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — Village Government 1912
[Marker features a set of historic photos and articles:] [Article from the Edwardsville Intelligencer titled "Glen Carbon: Thriving Mining Village, Edwardsville's Nearest Neighbor"] Village Government 1989 Left to right: . . . Map (db m169613) HM
34Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — Village Hall & Firehouse
The Old Village Hall & Firehouse was built in 1910 for $5,625 on land donated by the Madison Coal Corporation. Fire equipment was housed on the first floor and the Village Government utilized the second floor. A jail was located in the basement. The . . . Map (db m145878) HM
35Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — Village Winter Scene — Ronald J. Foster Heritage Trail
Neighborhoods were a vital part of the village of Glen Carbon. People from various parts of the world who spoke the same language tended to settle near one another. The photograph of the village may have been taken by Mr. Anton Daenzer, . . . Map (db m197076) HM
36Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — World War I Memorial
In memory of the two boys who died in France [Supplementary plaque:] Local Landmark WWI Monument Est. 1920Map (db m145873) WM
37Illinois (Madison County), Glen Carbon — Yanda Log Cabin
The Yanda Log Cabin was built in 1853 by Austrian immigrant William Yanda, a blacksmith. The family owned the property for at least three generations, including Frank Yanda, Jr., an early mayor. This cabin was restored in 1992 by Glen Carbon . . . Map (db m163555) HM
 
 
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May. 28, 2022