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  New Shawneetown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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)

  
 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.
To capitalize on this boom, the Bank of Illinois at Shawneetown in 1838 chartered branches in Jacksonville, Alton, Lawrenceville, and Pekin.
genealogytrails.com /ill/shbank.htm   (1193 words)

  
 Shawneetown: Gateway to Southern Illinois
Shawneetown grew rapidly, and it was a town of many "firsts." Not only was it the first town settled by the English in Illinois, but it also had the first operating post office and the first bank.
Shawneetown today you are walking in the footsteps of several famous people who were at one time connected with the town.
Shawneetown remained one of the most prosperous and important ports until the building of the railroad.
www.lib.niu.edu /ipo/2000/ihy001210.html   (932 words)

  
 Shawneetown, Illinois
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.
This is the WPA version of the history of the removal of Shawneetown to high ground.
Presbyterian Church of Shawneetown — This is from a turn of the 20th Century postcard.
www.rootsweb.com /~ilgalla2/shawneetown.html   (297 words)

  
 The Ohio River Flood of 1937
Whites moved into Shawneetown in 1800, and it was home to the first bank built in Illinois, originally built of logs.
Shawneetown is also the place where Tom Sawyer, apparently a real person, grew up and met Mark Twain.
In fact, there was so much damage caused to Shawneetown that it actually had to be relocated to a higher area three miles away from the river.
www.lib.niu.edu /ipo/2002/ihy020227.html   (1060 words)

  
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The approach from the south which the French had come to emphasize (page 205) too late for their own benefit was the approach used by settlers coming from the east and south to Illinois.
Shawneetown quickly became one of the most important towns in Illinois, and for many years fulfilled the dreams of Bienville who saw in that site the logical point for the location of the metropolis of the Illinois Country.
The Canadian government never became reconciled to the loss of the Illinois settlements to Louisiana, and the licensing of trade in the Illinois Country was never surrendered by the Canadian Governor.
www.gbl.indiana.edu /archives/miamis9/M49-50_16a.html   (4079 words)

  
 Shawneetown Bank - Welcome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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.
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.
The Shawneetown Bank was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
www.illinoishistory.gov /hs/shawneetown_bank.htm   (110 words)

  
 Shawneetown, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shawneetown is a city in Gallatin County, Illinois, United States.
Shawneetown is located at 37°42′53″N, 88°11′0″W (37.714701, -88.183465)
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   (421 words)

  
 Bob Anderson and the Flood of 1937
Twenty-three miles east of Harrisburg, Shawneetown is one of the oldest cities in the state of Illinois, historically interesting because at one time it refused the then struggling city of Chicago a loan from its bank.
Shawneetown was protected from flood by a levee system similar to those built by other river towns--a sixty foot flood wall surrounding the village on the river side.
By the time he landed at Shawneetown this rent was enlarged until it reached from his boot top to his belt, exposing a considerable expanse of heavy woollen underwear.
www.illinoishistory.com /hamradio.html   (3700 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)

  
 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)

  
 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   (658 words)

  
 Harrisburg Daily Register Online - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
SHAWNEETOWN - An early-morning fire did extensive damage to the interior of the Shawneetown Dollar General Store.
The Shawneetown Fire Department arrived shortly thereafter to find the front half of the interior of the store in flames, Shawneetown Fire Chief Terry Golden said.
The Shawneetown Fire Department was assisted at the scene by the Ridgway, New Haven, Harrisburg and Eldorado departments.
www.dailyregister.com /articles/2006/11/28/news/news2.txt   (432 words)

  
 Shawneetown, IL Houses, Apartments, Cars, Mortgage Status, and Residents Info
Back to: Shawneetown main page, Illinois, Illinois smaller cities, Illinois small towns, All US cities.
Median gross rent in Shawneetown, IL in 2000: $258
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www.city-data.com /housing/houses-Shawneetown-Illinois.html   (364 words)

  
 Shawneetown, Illinois IL, city profile (Gallatin County) - hotels, festivals, genealogy, newspapers - ePodunk
At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Shawneetown was $17,834, compared with $21,587 nationally.
Median rent in Shawneetown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $172.
The average commute time for Shawneetown workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
www.epodunk.com /cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=226402   (689 words)

  
 Shawneetown and Gallatin County, IL Ghost Towns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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.
Photo sign of where JOHN A. LOGAN AND MARY CUNNINGHAM were married on the east side of this lot on Nov. 27, 1855 in the home of Orville Poole.
www.geocities.com /ilghosttown/shawneetown/gallatin.html   (398 words)

  
 Union County Advocate
The lifting of traffic restrictions required during sand blasting and painting of the 50 year old bridge structure will also mark the closing of a temporary ferry that helped area farmers move their large farm equipment back and forth across the Ohio River.
The Shawneetown Bridge is an important transportation and economic link that connects KY 56 (Morganfield-Shawneetown Road) at the 0 mile marker with Illinois Route 13 across the Ohio River between Morganfield, Kentucky, and Shawneetown, Illinois.
Even with the successful completion of the bridge maintenance project, Gaynor says he's relieved to know that he'll be retired long before the Shawneetown Bridge is due for painting again in another 25 to 30 years.
ucadvocate.com /articles/stories/public/200510/12/42tt_local_news.html   (698 words)

  
 Words Wood & Wire: Shawneetown Flood Transcript   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Maggie Willis-Pool Willis' wife who was with the telephone operator at New Haven at the time-she heard just before the last poles went down that the Shawneetown levy had broken.
George Hubbard at the time was living at New Haven and when he heard it he secured two good oarsmen, the Rudd brothers, and they took him down in a skiff, as they were considered the best oarsmen on water.
And he went on down as his father and mother or at least his mother, I don't remember about his father, but his mother was living there, and he had brothers in Shawneetown, and he went on down there.
www.museum.siu.edu /music/stownflood2.html   (275 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Charlie and the Shawneetown Dame: Love and Madness in the Roaring Twenties: Books: Donald Bain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Charlie and the Shawneetown Dame, based on a true story, recounts one of the most famous turf wars waged during that national madness called Prohibition.
Donald Bain vividly captures turbulent Southern Illinois during the Roaring Twenties, and deftly chronicles Birger's journey from charismatic leader with delusions of grandeur to beleaguered general in the harsh reality of hand-to-hand combat, to his demise as a dupe of a far cleverer enemy.
Charlie and the Shawneetown Dame grandly testifies that truth indeed can be stranger than fiction.
www.amazon.co.uk /Charlie-Shawneetown-Dame-Madness-Twenties/dp/155753375X   (287 words)

  
 Shawneetown News
A barge deckhand carrying steel cable fell from his barge, was pulled under the barge and drowned Thursday south of the Shawneetown Bridge near the 859 mile marker.
With the demand for water outpacing the city's pump supply, Shawneetown City Council declared a water emergency Monday night.
Upon the Earle Clements Shawneetown Bridge the view of the river, the barges and the historic buildings of Old Shawneetown is spectacular.
www.topix.net /city/shawneetown-il   (597 words)

  
 Cathy Barton / Dave Para: Shawneetown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A notoriously tough town on the lower Ohio River, Shawneetown was the most important port between St. Louis and Louisville.
Its proximity to salt mines and its abundance of whisky, gamblers and "sisters of joy" made it a major trade center for Illinois settlers and Indians.
We'll float her down to Shawneetown and bring the rock salt back.
www.bartonpara.com /discog/livriver/lr13.html   (257 words)

  
 Words Wood & Wire: Shawneetown Flood   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Hard by the edge of the Ohio River, Shawneetown has seen its share of troubles each time the waterway has overflowed its banks.
This song, titled "Flood of Shawneetown" or "Broken Hearts and Homes," was written in 1989 by G. Fields of Fairfield, Illinois, and dedicated to a man who had lost his wife and two daughters in the disaster.
Rawson has a fine, strong voice-listen as she recounts the incident through Fields' melodramatic lyrics.
www.museum.siu.edu /music/stownflood1.html   (275 words)

  
 Shawneetown Drug Rehab Shawneetown,Illinois Drug Rehab Treatment Drug Alcohol Rehabilitation Treatment Centers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Shawneetown Drug Rehab Shawneetown,Illinois Drug Rehab Treatment Drug Alcohol Rehabilitation Treatment Centers
Choosing the correct drug rehab treatment is often a very confusing, and an important endeavor.
Among the general recommendations are belonging to a group as a support system, having a religious involvement, practicing good health habits; including proper diet, sleep, and exercise, as well as goal planning and self enhancement projects.
www.addictionca.com /contact2.htm?state=Illinois&city=Shawneetown   (7418 words)

  
 Old Shawneetown, IL Houses, Apartments, Cars, Mortgage Status, and Residents Info
Back to: Old Shawneetown main page, Illinois, Illinois smaller cities, Illinois small towns, All US cities.
Housing units in Old Shawneetown with a mortgage: 2 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
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www.city-data.com /housing/houses-Old-Shawneetown-Illinois.html   (362 words)

  
 Old Shawneetown News
Local news for Old Shawneetown, IL continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.
A deckhand of a barge fell into the Ohio River at Old Shawneetown Thursday morning and drown.
A semi tractor-trailer jackknifed on Illinois Route 13 just west of the Shawneetown Bridge, injuring a 10-year-old boy and doing damage to guardrails on each side of the highway Monday.
www.topix.net /city/old-shawneetown-il   (263 words)

  
 USGS Measures High-Water Conditions on the Ohio River near Old Shawneetown, Illinois   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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.
Real-time streamflow information concerning the gaging station at Old Shawneetown is available at the Illinois Water Science Center's Web site at http://il.water.usgs.gov/ (click on "data" then "Real-Time Streamflow").
il.water.usgs.gov /pubs/newsrel/ohio_river.html   (425 words)

  
 KentuckyRoads.com - KY 56
A temporary ferry across the Ohio River at Shawneetown, Illinois has allowed farmers to move equipment across the river while traffic is restricted on the bridge during a repainting project: Henderson Gleaner: Ferry solving Shawneetown Bridge worries (July 3, 2005)
Traffic on the bridge is currently restricted due to a repainting project, and an analysis found that it would cost less to temporarily operate a ferry than to periodically clear equipment from the bridge to allow oversized farm equipment to pass.
Traffic on the Shawneetown Bridge will be reduced to one, narrow lane during a project to repaint the bridge.
www.kentuckyroads.com /ky_56   (1231 words)

  
 Shawneetown Public Library, Illinois IL, public library profile - hotels, festivals, genealogy, newspapers - ePodunk
Shawneetown Public Library, Illinois IL, public library profile - hotels, festivals, genealogy, newspapers - ePodunk
Illinois > All counties > Gallatin County > Shawneetown Public Library
Use the navigation tools in the upper left to move the map center or to zoom in or out.
www.epodunk.com /cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=247475   (151 words)

  
 T1 Shawneetown T1 Line Price Calculator - REAL-TIME Service Connection Provider Search - T1 Links.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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 Old Shawneetown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This five column bank was built in Old Shawneetown when trade was thriving along the river.
This is a picture of Old Shawneetown from the bridge.
Click here for a panoramic view from the top of the levee.
www.lth6.k12.il.us /schools/gallatin/old_shawneetown.htm   (98 words)

  
 Charlie and the Shawneetown Dame Bain, Donald- Textbook - Bookbyte.com
Charlie and the Shawneetown Dame Bain, Donald- Textbook - Bookbyte.com
Charlie and the Shawneetown Dame by Bain, Donald
Recounts one of the most famous turf wars waged during Prohibition, between Charlie Birger and the Shelton Brothers, brought to an end by Helen Holbrook from Shawneetown and Sheriff Pritchard before Birger could realize his dream of being "even bigger than Al Capone." Original
www.bookbyte.com /product.aspx?isbn=155753375X   (100 words)

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