“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 Tallula, Illinois

Clickable Map of Menard 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> Menard County, IL (17) Cass County, IL (11) Logan County, IL (76) Mason County, IL (3) Sangamon County, IL (170)  MenardCounty(17) Menard County (17)  CassCounty(11) Cass County (11)  LoganCounty(76) Logan County (76)  MasonCounty(3) Mason County (3)  SangamonCounty(170) Sangamon County (170)
Petersburg is the county seat for Menard County
Tallula is in Menard County
      Menard County (17)  
      Cass County (11)  
      Logan County (76)  
      Mason County (3)  
      Sangamon County (170)  
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1Illinois, Menard County, Tallula — Historic Tree
To the south stands a mature red hawthorne tree, planted around 1930 under the direction of the Garden Clubs of Illinois to beautify the highways leading to Lincoln's New Salem. Several organizations, including the Civilian Conservation Corps, . . . Map (db m57346) HM
2Illinois, Menard County, Tallula — Lincoln’s Store Partner Reported missing
William F. Berry, 1811 - 1835, is buried two miles west in the cemetery of Rock Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church. His father, the Rev. John M. Berry, founded the church in 1822. Abraham Lincoln and Berry were partners in a store at New Salem in . . . Map (db m78614) HM
3Illinois, Menard County, Tallula — Mentor Graham1800 - 1886 — Teacher of Abraham Lincoln —
"I think I may say that he was my scholar and I was his teacher." At New Salem, Lincoln read Graham's books and in 1833 studied grammar and surveying. Teacher in Kentucky and Illinois more than fifty years, Graham died in South Dakota. In 1933 his . . . Map (db m124185) HM
4Illinois, Menard County, Tallula — New Salem
The historic village of New Salem lies two miles to the north. The founders of New Salem believed it would someday become a great river port like St. Louis or Cincinnati. ironically, the town vanished after just ten years, being supplanted by the . . . Map (db m57344) HM
5Illinois, Menard County, Tallula — Prairie Land
The vast prairies of Illinois intimidated the frontier settlers that arrived here in the early 1800's. Pioneers worried about horrendous grass fires, bitter winter winds, scarcity of water, and deadly fumes seeping from the ground. The early . . . Map (db m57347) HM
6Illinois, Menard County, Tallula — Sangamon River
The Sangamon River lies just a few miles to the east. The river's flowing water served as a travel conduit for Native Americans and early European explorers to the region. Settlers also depended heavily on the river for powering their mills. The . . . Map (db m57345) HM
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Mar. 28, 2023