“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Old Shawneetown, Illinois

Clickable Map of Gallatin 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> Gallatin County, IL (19) Hamilton County, IL (3) Hardin County, IL (11) Saline County, IL (25) White County, IL (21) Posey County, IN (15) Union County, KY (17)  GallatinCounty(19) Gallatin County (19)  HamiltonCounty(3) Hamilton County (3)  HardinCounty(11) Hardin County (11)  SalineCounty(25) Saline County (25)  WhiteCounty(21) White County (21)  PoseyCountyIndiana(15) Posey County (15)  UnionCountyKentucky(17) Union County (17)
Shawneetown is the county seat for Gallatin County
Old Shawneetown is in Gallatin County
      Gallatin County (19)  
      Hamilton County (3)  
      Hardin County (11)  
      Saline County (25)  
      White County (21)  
      Posey County, Indiana (15)  
      Union County, Kentucky (17)  
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1 Illinois, Gallatin County, Old Shawneetown — General Logan's Marriage
Gen. John A. Logan and Mary Cunningham were married on the east side of this lot, Nov. 27, 1855, in the home of Orville Pool.Map (db m154637) HM
2 Illinois, Gallatin County, Old Shawneetown — Kaskaskia-Shawneetown and Goshen Trails
In 1816 Congress appropriated $8000 to survey and construct a road from Kaskaskia on the Mississippi to Shawneetown on the Ohio. It became an important East-West thoroughfare for settlers entering the Illinois Territory. At this point the Goshen . . . Map (db m154635) HM
3 Illinois, Gallatin County, Old Shawneetown — 81 — Lafayette's TourMapping the Farewell Tour™ — The Lafayette Trail —
On May 7, 1825, General Lafayette was welcomed at Rawlings' Hotel where a repast had been prepared in his honor.Map (db m208002) HM
4 Illinois, Gallatin County, Old Shawneetown — Lewis & Clark Expedition1803-1806
Lewis and Clark made their first entry into the "Illinois Country" as it was known in 1803, near this location. The primary purpose for the stop was to procure a supply of salt for their journey. Here they would have encountered the "squatters" . . . Map (db m155031) HM
5 Illinois, Gallatin County, Old Shawneetown — Lewis and Clark in Illinois
In the fall of 1803, Captain Meriwether Lewis and William Clark passed this place with about twenty men on their way westward. At the confluence of the Wabash and Ohio Rivers, they first reached territory that is now the State of Illinois. They then . . . Map (db m60311) HM
6 Illinois, Gallatin County, Old Shawneetown — Marshall House
This was the original site of the home of John Marshall, one of the founders and president of the Bank of Illinois, the first bank chartered by the Illinois Territorial Legislature. The charter was issued in 1816. The bank opened at Shawneetown in . . . Map (db m60312) HM
7 Illinois, Gallatin County, Old Shawneetown — Rawlings' Hotel
One of Shawneetown's earliest brick buildings, Rawlings' Hotel, stood on this lot. It was built in 1821-1822 for Moses Rawlings, who owned until 1841. On May 7, 1825, it was the site of a reception held for the Marquis de Lafayette during his visit . . . Map (db m154634) HM
8 Illinois, Gallatin County, Old Shawneetown — Tent City
In commemoration of the families that lived in Tent City after the devastating flood of 1937. One and a half mile east of Junction, a 15-acre strip of the Finney Austin farm was used to erect a " tent colony" to house Gallatin county flood refugees.Map (db m208171) HM
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9 Illinois, Gallatin County, Old Shawneetown — The Spirit of ShawneetownOldest Town in Illinois
Here we honor the spirit of the place called "Shawneetown." This proud spirit was born in the heart of the first stalwart Shawnee brave who saw in this beautiful river site, a homing place. It ignited in the first white settler 17 years before the . . . Map (db m154636) HM
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Apr. 24, 2024