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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Jonesboro, Illinois

 
Clickable Map of Union 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 Union County, IL (11) Alexander County, IL (22) Jackson County, IL (35) Johnson County, IL (4) Pulaski County, IL (8) Williamson County, IL (7) Cape Girardeau County, MO (57) Perry County, MO (2)  UnionCounty(11) Union County (11)  AlexanderCounty(22) Alexander County (22)  JacksonCounty(35) Jackson County (35)  JohnsonCounty(4) Johnson County (4)  PulaskiCounty(8) Pulaski County (8)  WilliamsonCounty(7) Williamson County (7)  CapeGirardeauCountyMissouri(57) Cape Girardeau County (57)  PerryCounty(2) Perry County (2)
Location of Jonesboro, Illinois
    Union County (11)
    Alexander County (22)
    Jackson County (35)
    Johnson County (4)
    Pulaski County (8)
    Williamson County (7)
    Cape Girardeau County, Missouri (57)
    Perry County, Missouri (2)
 
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1Illinois (Union County), Jonesboro — Anna-JonesboroTrail of Tears Site — Lincoln-Douglas Debate —
Union County was created January 2, 1818, when Illinois was still a territory. County commissioners established Jonesboro as the county seat on land donated by John and Juliet Grammer. During the frigid winter of January 1839, thousands of . . . Map (db m161167) HM
2Illinois (Union County), Jonesboro — Background of the DebatesLooking for Lincoln — 1858 —
Young Abraham Lincoln "lost his taste" for politics and was content with his thriving law practice after having served four terms in the Illinois Legislature in the 1830's and a term in Congress in the 1840's. However, several national events . . . Map (db m161073) HM
3Illinois (Union County), Jonesboro — Lincoln-Douglas Debate
On September 15, 1858, in the midst of the senatorial campaign of that year, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas met at Jonesboro in the third of the famous series of debates which made Lincoln a national figure. The debate was held in a grove . . . Map (db m160956) HM
4Illinois (Union County), Jonesboro — Lincoln-Douglas Debates
In Commemoration on the afternoon of September the 15th, 1858 upon this acre in the Jonesboro fair-grounds and as rival candidates for the United States Senatorship from the State of Illinois. Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. . . . Map (db m62732) HM
5Illinois (Union County), Jonesboro — Where Lincoln WalkedLooking for Lincoln — 1858 —
In 1858, Jonesboro was the bustling county seat of one of the state's oldest counties. Founded in 1818, Jonesboro was located on twenty acres donated by John Grammer. Several early politicians came from Jonesboro, including Representative John . . . Map (db m161075) HM
 
 
 
Apr. 22, 2021