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The population of Illinois in 1900 was 4,821,550, 4,734,873 being whites, 85,078 negroes, 1583 Asiatics, and 16 Indians.
Illinois was admitted to the Union 31 December, 1818, during the presidency of James Monroe.
Mormonism got a foothold in Illinois between 1840 and 1846, at a place called Nauvoo on the Mississippi, but Joseph Smith, the so-called prophet, precipitated a local civil war and was killed by a mob while in jail; the Mormons were driven out of Illinois and afterwards moved to Utah.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/07653a.htm   (6347 words)

 100 Years Ago, Shawneetown Bank
Shawneetown Bank, located in Old Shawneetown, is the oldest structure in Illinois built specifically as a bank.
Shawneetown in the eighteenth century was the gateway to the Illinois Territory.
Although the bank collapsed in a financial panic that swept Illinois in the early 1820s, its charter was retained, and the Bank of Illinois reopened in 1834.
genealogytrails.com /ill/shbank.htm   (1193 words)

 New Shawneetown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Gallatin County Courthouse is in the center of Shawneetown.
This gazebo on the Shawneetown mall is the site of special events such as the annual Coal Days festival held each year in June.
Shawneetown High School was closed in 1991 when students were moved to the newly built Gallatin County School.
www.lth6.k12.il.us /schools/gallatin/new_shawneetown.htm   (274 words)

 History of Southern Illinois - The Early Years
Landing at Fort Massac in Illinois (which was abandoned a decade earlier), his force of 175 soldiers marched across Southern Illinois and defeated the English at forts in Kaskaskia, Illinois and Vincennes in western Indiana.
These settlers tended to migrate to central and northern Illinois, causing a noticeable “Yankee” influence in northern Illinois as opposed to the “southern” influence in the southern region due to a majority of settlers coming from southern states.
Laws were passed in Illinois after it became a territory in 1809 and later when it became a state, which allowed people to own indentured servants in Illinois, an equivalent to slavery, and other laws were enacted which prohibited people from coming to Illinois for the purpose of freeing their slaves.
www.egyptianaaa.org /SI-History.htm   (1615 words)

 Old Shawneetown Illinois Resource Guide, City or community of Old Shawneetown, Illinois Facts, Information, Relocation, ...
The population of Old Shawneetown is approximately 356.
The distance from Old Shawneetown to Washington DC is 636 miles.
Old Shawneetown is positioned 37.69 degrees north of the equator and 88.13 degrees west of the prime meridian.
www.usacitiesonline.com /ilcountyoldshawneetown.htm   (201 words)

 Old Illinois Trails
This trail is shown on the plats and field notes of Randolph county and marked at the intersections of the township lines and running in an easterly direction across the state to Lusk' ferry.
This ferry from the appearance and direction of this trail, must be at or near the town of Shawneetown.
This evidently, from the location of it on the government plats, must be where is known in later days as the Kaskaskia and Shawneetown road, and was surveyed and platted and is on file in the County Clerk's office as the Kaskaskia and Shawneetown road.
www.iltrails.org /trails.htm   (952 words)

 History of Carmi, IL - presented by Illinois Genealogy Trails
Old Graveyard, which was the final resting place for most Carmi citizens who died before the 1890s', when Maple Ridge cemetery was established.
Carmi's population grew from 2,700 to 5,500 in a matter of years during the Illinois Basin oil boom, and is now about 6,500.
Abraham Lincoln stayed at "Old Beaver's" Ratcliff Inn in 1840 and spoke for the Whig Party at a rally at Carmi's western edge.
genealogytrails.com /ill/white/carmi.htm   (1514 words)

 Shawnee Day Trip
It was built in 1840 and stands as the oldest structure in Illinois built specifically and solely as a bank.
This four-story Greek Revival was constructed as a cost of $80,000 and stands in Old Shawneetown near the banks of the Ohio River.
Gallatin County was Illinois’ only county to allow slaves prior to the Civil War and the slaves were used to work in the salt springs.
www.quincynet.com /daytrips/shawnee/eastattractions.htm   (445 words)

 Shawneetown Bank - Welcome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
A fine example of Greek Revival architecture, the Shawneetown Bank was constructed 1839-1841 to house the offices of the Bank of Illinois at Shawneetown.
The Bank of Illinois suspended operations in 1843, but the building housed numerous financial institutions from 1854 to the 1930s.
During the early nineteenth century, Shawneetown was an important commercial center as a major outlet for the state’s salt industry and as the location of a federal land office.
www.illinoishistory.gov /hs/shawneetown_bank.htm   (110 words)

 Shawneetown and Gallatin County, IL Ghost Towns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The old site where all these people once lived looks peaceable now with no signs of the activity that was once there and all the old miners who first moved there are now dead.
Main street Old Shawneetown where all the old saloons use to be.
Old home place of Henry Marshall and Bank Museum on Main St. of Old Shawneetown, IL
www.geocities.com /ilghosttown/shawneetown/gallatin.html   (398 words)

 Old Shawneetown, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Old Shawneetown is a village in Gallatin County, Illinois, along the Ohio River.
In early November 1803, Lewis and Clark are believed to have stopped at Old Shawneetown on their way to Fort Massac, just down the Ohio River.
Old Shawneetown is the site of the first bank in Illinois, constructed in 1812.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Old_Shawneetown,_Illinois   (645 words)

 Researchers discover truth about Old Slave House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Researchers of the Old Slave House near Equality announced new findings Tuesday, proving the house's former owner was involved in illegal slave trading.
The Crenshaw House, commonly known as the Old Slave House, was built by Crenshaw in 1838 and is the only known location in Illinois where fls were kept as slaves before, during and after the Civil War.
Illinois was one of the 18 free states at the time of Lincoln's presidency.
www.dailyegyptian.com /fall99/9-29-99/slavehouse.html   (684 words)

 Black & White World: A Celebration of Photography
Picture it: Shawneetown Illinois, less then a hundred yards from the banks of the Ohio river.
One of the oldest towns in Illinois, Shawneetown is instilled in with history.
Shawneetown was home of the first bank in Illinois, which is perhaps its greatest claim to fame.
www.photogs.com /bwworld/blewit.html   (501 words)

 Shawneetown, Illinois
Bank of Illinois — The bank as it appeared around the turn of the century as well as a $20 bill from 1839.
The big bank structure is the first commercial bank building in Illinois and was built at the cost of $80,000 between 1838 and 1840.
Presbyterian Church of Shawneetown — This is from a turn of the 20th Century postcard.
www.rootsweb.com /~ilgalla2/shawneetown.html   (297 words)

 Old State Capitol - Welcome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Old State Capitol is a reconstruction of Illinois’ fifth statehouse, the first to be located in Springfield.
The building served as the seat of state government and a center of Illinois political life from 1839 to 1876.
Lincoln visited the building frequently as both a lawyer and a politician, serving in the building during his last term in the Illinois House of Representatives and delivering the famous 1858 “House Divided” speech in Representatives Hall, and using the governor’s rooms as a headquarters during the 1860 presidential campaign.
www.illinoishistory.gov /hs/old_capitol.htm   (310 words)

 Explorers era - Southernmost Illinois History
One of the oldest roads in Southernmost Illinois is the Caledonia Road connecting Caledonia Landing with Jonesboro, and "lined with chicken feathers".
The Southern Illinois town is still listed on some maps as "America", and some street signs still bear the names of states, but now consists of only a few rural houses.
Old Shawneetown, Illinois, in Gallatin County along the Ohio River, has the oldest bank in Illinois that once refused a loan to folks from the north, because "Chicago would never amount to anything."
www.southernmostillinoishistory.net /explorers.htm   (888 words)

 sleepy Cairo
Old Shawneetown had this cool old (if, well, creepy) bank building, across from a biker bar.
There were several town dogs poking around in the middle of Main Street in Old Shawneetown, which is at the western end of a big old bridge across the Ohio from Kentucky.
Old Shawneetown, IL I got to Cairo after dark, and what I saw was quite sad.
www.public.asu.edu /~redsall/triplepoints/august2004/4.htm   (346 words)

 Shawneetown - Ghost Town
New Shawneetown is located along Illinois Rte 13, and consists mainly of auto service businesses.
Old Shawneetown is west and north of the highway, has a few residents in the old homes; most of its population today is squatters in trailers.
Shawneetown developed as a result of the shipping trade on the Ohio River; as alternative modes of transport and other cities took over this trade, Shawneetown went into decline.
www.ghosttowns.com /states/il/shawneetown.html   (85 words)

 Addresses of County Courthouses in Illinois
To obtain copies of marriage licenses or records found in the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, you may write the appropriate county clerk including in your letter all of the information on the marriage given in the Marriage Index.
County clerks were not required by Illinois law to maintain birth and death records until 1877.
Even though county clerks were required to maintain birth and death records in 1877, they were often irregularly maintained until 1916 when the Illinois Department of Public Health, Office of Vital Records, was established to regulate the recordation of vital records.
www.sos.state.il.us /departments/archives/cntyaddr.html   (326 words)

 New Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
This is the old bank in Old Shawneetown and has been under constant restoration.
This is an old abandoned bridge that is about 5- 600 ft. across and is still in fine condition for adventure touring----however it has been closed for traffic for many years.
We had pizza delivered and Jay stayed up and watched an old movie in which Michelle Phifer was suppose to be naked in it when she was very young--- I was tired---"wake me up when she gets naked Jay".
www.bigdogadventures.com /2002FallRide.htm   (3378 words)

 CNN - Swollen Ohio River threatens more towns - March 12, 1997
Once the high water reaches the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, flooding is expected from Illinois to Louisiana, according to Bob Stucky, a hydrologist with the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center in New Orleans.
The Ohio was climbing slowly toward the top of the 60-foot levees in that protect Old Shawneetown, Illinois.
The rising river is a reminder of the 1937 flood that nearly wiped away the tiny community -- one of the oldest in Illinois.
www.cnn.com /WEATHER/9703/12/flood.roundup   (428 words)

 200th Anniversary of Bethel Church, Jackson, Missouri & Flatboat "Journey of Remembrance"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
It was built at the lake on the old Jeremiah Thompson farm in Indiana.
It was christened with spring water from the spring on the Jeremiah Thompson farm.
He was born August 17, 1788, in Kentucky, and at the early age of thirteen was circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, receiving the spirit of adoption, whereby he could cry, Abba, Father, and was baptized by Elder James Lee.
www.carthage.lib.il.us /community/churches/primbap/BethelMoChurch.html   (1640 words)

 Shawneetown, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shawneetown is a city in Gallatin County, Illinois, United States.
See Old Shawneetown, Illinois for the historical village.
The present town was established in 1937 after flooding on the Ohio River inundated what is now Old Shawneetown, Illinois.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Shawneetown,_Illinois   (408 words)

 Routes 1 thru 20
South of Springfield to Litchfield I-55 was built on the old road, and south from Litchfield the old road is pretty much intact to Hamel with no official number, then is IL-157 from Hamel into the St. Louis Area.
SBI Route 13 was East St. Louis to Old Shawneetown, mostly on the current IL-13.
In 1947 it was relocated to the old alignment on Bond Av.
www.n9jig.com /1-20.html   (3326 words)

 Saline County & Surrounding Southern Illinois Area
The Kaskaskia Trail ran through Shawneetown, through Eldorado on the route of the current State Street, passing through where Wolf Creek Cemetary is now located, then on to the State's capital at Kaskaskia.
James Harris a Tennessee native, moved to Southern Illinois in the 1820's and built a sawmill and a mule barn, on the location where the Mitchell-Carnegie Library now stands.
Old Shawneetown overlooking the Ohio River, has the first state bank built in Illinois, built in 1839-40.
wbus.com /areainfo.html   (430 words)

 Southern Illinois Culture and Characteristics
Illinois' community college starts in 1901 with the founding of Joliet Junior College.
This except of Gov. Thomas Ford's, "A History of Illinois," gives two of the reasons why Illinoisans are known as "Suckers." The story takes place in the development of the lead mines around Galena in the northwest corner of Illinois and the Winnebago War of 1827.
The Sage of the MetroEast and the Second Reading Bookshop provides a repeat of the tale of the old Twelfth Night celebrations once celebrated in the old French community at Cahokia.
www.illinoishistory.com /culture.html   (603 words)

 Illinois' Channel Cat Hotspots
Most Illinois lakes that are managed and stocked by the DNR have a six-daily catfish limit in place and may have restrictions on harvest methods as well.
The Mississippi, Ohio and Illinois rivers all have exceptional catfish populations, with hundreds of miles of riverine habitat to fish.
The "old riffle" on the Ohio River near Old Shawneetown in Gallatin County and the gravel bars around Mound City in Pulaski County are biologist Les Frankland's top picks on this river, with fishing good clear up to the Smithland Dam.
www.illinoisgameandfish.com /fishing/catfish-fishing/il_aa061504a   (1654 words)

 Adventure Illinois! Southern Illinois Tourism Development Office
At the time of their visit, there were a few settlers in the area and the area was known for its salt.
The state mineral of Illinois, fluorspar is important to the aluminum, steel and chemical industries.
Illinois Art Gallery presenting a changing exhibit of treasures from the Illinois State Museum collections.
www.adventureillinois.com /travel.htm   (2976 words)

 USGS Measures High-Water Conditions on the Ohio River near Old Shawneetown, Illinois   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Personnel from the U.S. Geological Survey, Illinois Water Science Center in Urbana will be measuring flow and stage (water level) on the Ohio River at Old Shawneetown in southeastern Illinois near the Kentucky border on Monday, March 25, 2002.
The USGS operates the streamflow-gaging station "Ohio River at Old Shawneetown, Illinois" to help provide information to the National Weather Service and other State and local agencies needed to warn riverside communities about the potential impact of flooding and information concerning the hydraulic characteristics of the river.
This information is gathered in every State by USGS scientists to minimize the loss of life and property from natural disasters, to contribute to the conservation and the sound economic and physical development of the Nation's natural resources, and to enhance the quality of life by monitoring water, biological, energy, and mineral resources.
il.water.usgs.gov /pubs/newsrel/ohio_river.html   (425 words)

 The Faces Of the Illinois   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Don Manning, an Urbana-based photographer, went the length of Illinois for this portrait of diversity in the Prairie State.
His travels for this assignment took him inside a Chicago church, on a tugboat in deep southern Illinois, and to farms and an agribusiness conglomerate in central Illinois.
Winner of an international award for medical advertising photography, Manning is a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, where he studied art and design under Buckminster Fuller.
www.lib.niu.edu /ipo/1998/ii980524.html   (156 words)

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