Illinois History

Register of membership of the General Society of the War of 1812 by IlGenWeb SC | Sep 16, 2016 | History Project | 0 CommentsThe Constitution and register of membership of the General Society of the War of 1812 https://archive.org/details/constitutionreg1908soci June...

Black Hawk and the Black Hawk War

Black Hawk (1767-1838). The American Indian chief of the Sauk tribe, Black Hawk was the leader of the last war against white settlers in the Northwest Territory. He had a band of about 1,000 followers, many of whom were women, old men, and children. Black Hawk was...

Points of Interest

State Historic Sites Bishop Hill Black Hawk Bryant Cottage Cahokia Courthouse Cahokia Mounds Carl Sandburg Birthplace Dana-Thomas House David Davis Mansion Douglas Tomb Fort de Chartres Fort Kaskaskia Jubilee College Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices Lincoln Log Cabin...

About Illinois

Illinois is composed of about 60% prairie, 30% hills with prairie, and 10% hills. The prairies cover central, northeastern, eastern, and south central Illinois; hills with prairie are found in northwestern, western, and southern Illinois; hills characterize the...

Illinois Photos

The following photos have been donated to the Illinois History Project. State Capitol—Springfield Amish Neighbors Chicago Highrises Beautiful Galena – U. S. Grant Home Illinois-Michigan Canal Lincoln’s Springfield Home Lincoln’s Parents’ Last...

Location Specific History Links

Chicago: Chronological History of Chicago Tragic Events in Chicago 150 Events that Shaped Chicago – from the Chicago Tribune Chicago History – settlement, significant events, etc. Chicago Area Public Institutions, Historical Sites, and Research Library...

Illinois Geography/Resources/Topography

Area: 56,400 square miles Highest Point: Charles Mound – 1,235 ft. 102 Counties Dominant Land Use: Cash Corn, oats, Soybeans Hogs, Soft Winter Wheat Cattle Feed, Hogs Hogs, Dairy Specialized Dairy General Farming, Dairy, Livestock, Poultry Pasture Livestock...

List of Illinois Towns and Cities

Towns and cities in Illinois City County Latitude Longitude Abbot Pope 373326N 0884156W Abingdon Knox 404816N 0902406W Adair Mcdonough 402508N 0902948W Adams Adams 395155N 0911153W Adams Corner Wabash 383047N 0874431W Addatorata Village Cook 420854N 0875625W...

Starved Rock

The Last of the Illinois. Under the hollow sky, Stretched on the prairie lone, Center of glory, I, Bleeding, disdain to groan, But like a battle-cry Peal forth my thunder moan. Baim—wah—wah! Hark to those spirit notes! Ye high heroes divine, Hymned from your god-like...

Governors of Illinois, 1818-1888

The following pages contain short biographies of governors of the State of Illinois from 1818-1888. Shadrach Bond – 1818-1822 Edward Coles – 1823-1826 Ninian Edwards – 1827-1830 John Reynolds – 1831-1834 William Lee D. Ewing – 1834 Joseph...