“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Grand Tower, Illinois

Clickable Map of Jackson 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> Jackson County, IL (48) Franklin County, IL (5) Perry County, IL (10) Randolph County, IL (102) Union County, IL (18) Williamson County, IL (7) Perry County, MO (12)  JacksonCounty(48) Jackson County (48)  FranklinCounty(5) Franklin County (5)  PerryCounty(10) Perry County (10)  RandolphCounty(102) Randolph County (102)  UnionCounty(18) Union County (18)  WilliamsonCounty(7) Williamson County (7)  PerryCountyMissouri(12) Perry County (12)
Murphysboro is the county seat for Jackson County
Grand Tower is in Jackson County
      Jackson County (48)  
      Franklin County (5)  
      Perry County (10)  
      Randolph County (102)  
      Union County (18)  
      Williamson County (7)  
      Perry County, Missouri (12)  
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1Illinois (Jackson County), Grand Tower — Grand TowerLewis & Clark Expedition — 1803-1806 —
Captain William Boone, the nephew of the famous Daniel Boone, is thought to have been the first white settler in Jackson county, having arrived shortly after Lewis and Clark discovered Tower Rock. William Boone's son, Benningen, was the first white . . . Map (db m180340) HM
2Illinois (Jackson County), Grand Tower — Historic Presbyterian Church
In continuous use since 1872. Moved from north Grand Tower to this site in 1896. It's Gothic architecture is primarily of solid walnut. A Civil War veteran was the first minister.Map (db m196141) HM
3Illinois (Jackson County), Grand Tower — In Memoriam
The American War Mothers, Tower Rock Charter, Grand Tower, Illinois, Honor these men who made The supreme sacrifice in The service of their country Robert Fisher • Roy E. Nimmo • Aubrey East • Robert S. East, Jr. • Lorain Rushing . . . Map (db m161855) WM
4Illinois (Jackson County), Grand Tower — Lewis and Clark in Illinois
In November 1803, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and their party passed by here on their way west. They camped across the river. Clark sketched the area, the local landmarks of Tower Rock and the Sugar Loaf, and their keelboat anchored near the . . . Map (db m161439) HM
5Illinois (Jackson County), Grand Tower — Mrs. Melissa (Mom) Hale
Who, for more than 30 years from 1940 served more than a million and a half all-you-could-eat home-cooked meals to all comers on this site. Those of us who enjoyed her cooking affectionately dedicate this plaque to her.Map (db m191114) HM
6Illinois (Jackson County), Grand Tower — This Steam Locomotive
This steam locomotive built by H. K. Porte Co. in 1929, donated to Devils Backbone Park, Grand Tower, Illinois in 1961, by Central Illinois Public Service Co.Map (db m190983) HM
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7Illinois (Jackson County), Grand Tower — World Wars Memorial
In Memoriam The American Legion Tower Rock Post 921 Grand Towers, lll. Honor these men who made The supreme sacrifice In the service of Their country World War I Pvt. Lorain Rushing Died September 26, 1918, . . . Map (db m161858) WM
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Oct. 5, 2022