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  Shawneetown Bank- Welcome
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)

  
 100 Years Ago, Shawneetown 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.
Illinois entered a period of prosperity in the mid-1830s filled with schemes for internal improvements, including roads, canals, and railroads.
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 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.
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 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)

  
 Stowell/In Tender Consideration. Chapter 6   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Illinois law required that a remanded supreme court case be refiled in the circuit court within one year.
John Lane (1794-1849) was born in Kentucky and was one of the earliest settlers of Gallatin County.
Shawneetown, which was a Democratic stronghold, elected Eddy, despite his Whig connections, to serve as its representative to the state's first constitutional convention.
www.press.uillinois.edu /epub/books/stowell/ch6.html   (8537 words)

  
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When the French came to the Illinois Country they came by the Great Lakes route and during the first few years of their occupation this connection with the water routes to the north and east was valuable to their settlements in the region about Kaskaskia.
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: Gateway to Southern Illinois   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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)

  
 Full text of "Historical encyclopedia of Illinois"
Illinois was admitted into the Union as a State in 1818, and the first Constitution provided that the seat of government should remain at Kaskaskia until removed by legislative enact- ment.
In its general sense its purposes are the support of the State and local govern- ments, the promotion of the public good by fostering education and works of public improve- ment, the protection of society by the preser- vation of order and the punishment of crime, and the support of the helpless and destitute.
A brief synopsis of the pro- visions of the Illinois statute is given below: Recorders of deeds are made Registrars, and required to give bonds of either $50,000 or $200,- 000, according to the population of the county.
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 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 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Old Shawneetown is a village in Gallatin County, Illinois, along the Ohio River.
Another historic bank building, the Bank of Illinois, was constructed in 1839-41 to house the offices of the Bank of Illinois at Shawneetown.
He was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1832.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Old_Shawneetown,_Illinois   (645 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 to the Illinois state capital is 167 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)

  
 John Alexander McClernand
He was admitted to the bar in Shawneetown, Illinois, in 1832; in the same year served as a volunteer in the Black Hawk War, and in 1835 founded the Shawneetown Democrat, which he thereafter edited.
He resigned from Congress, raised in Illinois the "McClernand Brigade", and was commissioned (May 17, 1861) brigadier-general of volunteers.
He was district judge of the Sangamon (Illinois) District in 1870-1873, and was president of the Mational Democratic Convention in 1876.
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 William Divine Claybourn :: The Claybourn Genealogical Society
Baker Brownell in "The Other Illinois" (Southern Illinois) says, "It is one of the treasures of the state with its five Doric columns of sandstone, beautifully upright and appropriate to the portico.
It was a belt settlement from the Ohio at Shawneetown to the Mississippi at Alton.".
Illinois became a state and Jefferson County was organized in the year 1818.
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 William Divine Claybourn :: The Claybourn Genealogical Society
Shawneetown was a lively place with a land office serving a huge domain, a bank, a newspaper, and the first port within Illinois for rafts, flatboats, broadhorns, and the keelboats out of the east.
It was a belt settlement from the Ohio at Shawneetown to the Mississippi at Alton.
Illinois became a state and Jefferson County was organized in the year 1818, with Zadok Casey serving as was one of the Commissioners.
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 87th Ill
The Eighty-seventh Illinois infantry regiment was enlisted in August 1862 in Shawneetown, Illinois with Col. John E. Whiting, Lieutenant Col. John M. Crebs, and Major George W. Land as their Senior officers.
In December 1862 the regiment was assigned to the District of Memphis division, Left wing of the 16 corps of the Department of Tennessee.
Illinois regiment, of which he was instrumental in forming.
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 Shawnee Queen River Taxi, Shawnee River Taxi, Shawnee River Village, Shawnee Illinois
Although it is not a stop on the Shawnee Queen River taxi, if you are interested in Illinois history, you may want to visit Shawneetown Illinois.
Shawneetown was established in 1937, after the flooding of the Ohio River inundated what was once Old Shawneetown.
There is a legend that states that the Shawneetown Bank refused to buy the first bonds issued by the city of Chicago on the grounds that no city located that far from Shawneetown could survive.
www.destination360.com /north-america/us/illinois/shawnee-queen-river-taxi.php   (492 words)

  
 Shawnee Trail Chapter, NSDAR
The History Of The Shawnee Trail In 1812, Kaskaskia and Shawneetown were the leading towns of Illinois.
Shawneetown was a port of entry on the Ohio River for immigrants from the east and south.
There was a demand for the shortest overland route from Shawneetown on the Ohio River to Kaskaskia on the Mississippi River.
www.usgennet.org /usa/il/county/franklin/shawneetrail.html   (310 words)

  
 Welcome to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Illinois and Michigan Canal construction is begun between Lake Michigan and the Illinois Valley; completed in 1848.
Illinois Normal University geologist John Wesley Powell (1834-1902) begins surveys of the Rocky Mountain region; becomes director of the United States Geological Survey in 1880.
Illinois and Mississippi (Hennepin) Canal construction is begun between the Illinois and the Rock rivers; completed in 1907.
www.state.il.us /hpa/lib/ILChronology.htm   (3725 words)

  
 A visit to Old Shawneetown, Illinois (IL)
The village of Old Shawneetown is located in Gallatin County.
Old Shawneetown can be found 37 miles [59 km] to the southwest of Evansville (IN).
In addition, Old Shawneetown is located 12 miles [19 km] to the west of Morganfield (KY).
www.roadsidethoughts.com /05/c05_7402400.htm   (283 words)

  
 Shawneetown, IL - Illinois Funeral Homes - FSN Funeral Homes - United States and Canada Funeral Home Directory - ...
This Shawneetown Illinois Funeral Homes web page is provided courtesy of the advertising sponsorship of the funeral homes listed, along with thousands of other funeral homes.
One common way to show support for those grieving is by sending flowers to the funeral home as a memorial of the deceased or even to send flower arrangements or plants to the home of the deceased, their relatives or family members.
If you do business with a Shawneetown, IL - Illinois funeral home who is not listed in our funeral home directory, please help us by providing the Shawneetown, IL - Illinois funeral home's information on the suggest a funeral home form.
www.fsnfuneralhomes.com /United-States-Funeral-Homes/Illinois-Funeral-Homes/Shawneetown-Funeral-Homes   (292 words)

  
 Explorers era - Southernmost Illinois History
Explorers Marquette and Joliet in 1673 wrote of the unusual Tower Rock in the Mississippi, art work on the rock bluffs, in what is now Union County, and the terrible mosquitoes at the mouth of the Ohio River.
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.
www.southernmostillinoishistory.net /explorers.htm   (888 words)

  
 James Hall: Journalistic Pioneer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1824 the Illinois legislature appointed Hall to the rank of judge.
In 1827 Hall left Shawneetown and moved to Vandalia, Illinois' state capital.
His reason for moving to Vandalia was that he had been elected state treasurer by the Illinois legislature.
www.lib.niu.edu /ipo/1997/ihy970457.html   (809 words)

  
 McLeansboro.com "Locating and Naming McLeansborough"
He was clerk of the Commissioners Court, clerk of the Circuit Court, and for a time Postmaster at Carmi, Illinois.
Judge Brown of Shawneetown gave Joel Pace his appointment as Circuit Clerk, and procured for him the office of recorder and notary public.
He held by appointment most of the county offices in the early years of Wayne County, receiving the appointments by, or through, the influence of Judge Brown of Shawneetown, Illinois.
www.mcleansboro.net /history/locname.php   (944 words)

  
 John Alexander McClernand (1812-1900)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He was admitted to the bar in Shawneetown, Illinois, on May 30, 1832; in the same year served as a volunteer in the Blackhawk War, and in 1835 founded the Shawneetown Democrat, which he thereafter edited.
In 1870, he was elected to the circuit court and served on the bench for 3 years (1870-1873).
McClernand died on September 20, 1900 in Springfield, Illinois, and is buried in the Oak Ridge Cemetery.
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 Jesse Southwick   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He was in company with James Stewart, and they moved the wagons from Shawneetown to a village called Milton, near Alton, where they halted until March 20, and then moved to Sugar creek and settled in what is now Woodside township, six and a half miles southeast of Springfield.
The family embarked at Olean Point, on the Allegheny river, in a family boat, and arrived at Shawneetown, Illinois, in December, 1819.
He was in company with James Stewart, and they moved in wagons from Shawneetown to a village called Milton, near Alton, where they halted until March, 1820, and then moved to Sugar creek and settled in what is now Woodside township, six and a half miles southeast of Springfield.
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 Wabash river fishing opportunities in Illinois
Illinois portion of the Wabash River which is over 200 miles long starts about 9 miles above Darwin, Illinois or about 15 miles below Terre Haute, Indiana.
At Mt. Carmel, Illinois the White River which drains a large portion of Indiana enters the Wabash.
Boat access to the river can be found at the public boat ramps on the Illinois and Indiana sides of the Wabash.
www.ifishillinois.org /profiles/rivers&creeks/OhioWabash/wabash_fish.htm   (683 words)

  
 US Civil War Online / 87th Illinois Infantry
The Eighty-seventh Illinois infantry regiment was enlisted in August 1862 in Shawneetown, Illinois with Col. John E. Whiting, Lieutenant Col. John M. Crebs, and Major George W. Land as their Senior officers.
The 87th, was placed under orders from General John A. McClernand, to be "retained at Shawneetown to guard that frontier." While stationed at Shawneetown, the 87th made a number of scouts into Kentucky, which was then infested by guerrilla bands and Adam Johnson `s rebel cavalry.
In December 1862 the regiment was assigned to the District of Memphis division, Left wing of the 16 corps of the Department of Tennessee.
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 The Old Goshen Trail
The Goshen Road was an early road that ran from Old Shawneetown, Illinois, on the Ohio River, northwest to the Goshen Settlement, near Glen Carbon, Illinois, near the Mississippi River.
The road from Old Shawneetown to the salt works at Equality is shown, skirting the Shawnee Hills to the south of modern Illinois Route 13.
As shown on the original survey of Illinois, the original Goshen Road ran straight north through the center of what eventually became the village of Opdyke, which came into existence when the east/west railroad was built through town, in the 1880s.
www.altonheritagedays.org /id17.htm   (1439 words)

  
 Shawneetown, Illinois (IL) real estate and housing price data - Sperling's BestPlaces   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The median home value in Shawneetown, IL, is $85,700.
The median age of Shawneetown, IL, real estate is 38 years.
7.8% of houses and apartments in Shawneetown, IL, are unoccupied (vacancy rate).
www.bestplaces.net /city/Profile.aspx?cat=HOUSING&city=Shawneetown_IL   (61 words)

  
 Illinois State Historical Markers: Shawneetown, Illinois
Two state memorials - in Shawneetown - the first bank in the territory (1816) and the imposing state bank building (1839), mark the community's early prominence as the financial center of Illinois.
According to legend several Chicagoans applied for a loan in 1830 to improve their village but were turned away because Chicago was too far from Shawneetown to ever amount to anything.
It was then that most of the residents moved northwest to the hills and rebuilt Shawneetown, although some still clung to the original site.
www.historyillinois.org /Markers/old_markers/276.htm   (292 words)

  
 Shawneetown, Illinois IL, city profile (Gallatin County) - hotels, festivals, genealogy, newspapers - ePodunk
Illinois > All counties > Gallatin County > Shawneetown
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.
www.epodunk.com /cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=226402   (489 words)

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