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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Petersburg
Petersburg, Illinois and Vicinity
▶ Menard County (17) ▶ Cass County (11) ▶ Logan County (36) ▶ Mason County (3) ▶ Sangamon County (125)
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traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District ··· 1847 - 1857 — — Map (db m12136) HM|
|Founder of the Grand Army of the Republic, Menard County resident, Rush Medical College graduate 1850, Surgeon 14th Illinois Volunteers 1861-1864. He originated the G.A.R. name, ritual and constitution of Post No. 1, Decatur April 6, 1866, called . . . — — Map (db m12315) HM|
| After moving to Springfield, Abraham Lincoln would visit the Petersburg area and stay overnight at the Menard House. When Lincoln was on the Judicial Circuit, he traveled from court to court, often sleeping at the local hotel or tavern. . . . — — Map (db m57373) HM|
| Abraham Lincoln surveyed the town of Petersburg certifying his plat on February 17,1836, five days after his 27th birthday. At the time he was still living in New Salem. He later surveyed several additions to the Petersburg plat. Though . . . — — Map (db m57371) HM|
|Peter McCue was one of the greatest sires of the American Quarter Horse breed. Sired by Dan Tucker out of Nora M, he was foaled at Samuel Watkins' Little Grove Stock Farm on February 23, 1895. The 16-hand bay horse had tremendous speed. Watkins . . . — — Map (db m78610) HM|
|The R & D Frackelton General Store opened on this lot in 1857. In 1865, the two-story white frame building that held the dry goods and grocery store expanded to include a bank. In 1889, that building was moved across the alley, where it currently . . . — — Map (db m78613) HM|
|In 1865, brothers Robert D. and David S. Frankelton organized a privately-owned bank. In 1889, this brick and stone building was erected. Charted as the Frackelton State Bank in 1912, it consolidated with the First National Bank of Petersburg in . . . — — Map (db m78611) HM|
|The New Salem Lincoln League
Dedicates this Memorial in Honor of
William Randolph Hearst
Who in 1906 purchased the site of New Salem
for the Old Salem Chautauqua Association.
In 1918, with the consent of Mr. Hearst,
this tract was transferred . . . — — Map (db m39243) HM|
| Abraham Lincoln laid out the original sixty blocks of Petersburg, Illinois between November 1835 and February 1836. In 1832, Peter Lukins and George Warburton had laid out a few lots for a new town. Lukins and Warburton played a card . . . — — Map (db m57348) HM|