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Springfield City Historical Markers

Map of Illinois State Historical Marker Locations in the City of Springfield

Springfield City Historical Markers

Springfield Schools
Hutchinson Cemetery & Springfield High School
On this site in 1843, John Hutchinson, undertaker, cabinetmaker and businessman, established the first private burial ground in Springfield. Located o... [click for more]

Reservoir Park and Lanphier High School
The site where Lanphier High School now stands was once known as Reservoir Park. Constructed in the 1870's, Reservoir Park was a popular recreati... [click for more]

Springfield Historic Homes & Houses
Robert Stuart Fitzgerald Boyhood Home
Poet, translator, writer, educator, Robert Stuart Fitzgerald (1910-1985) lived in his family's home on this site (215 E. Jackson) for 20 years. W... [click for more]

Springfield General Interest
Abraham Lincoln and the Talisman
Prior to the coming of the railroads, Springfield was handicapped by inadequate transportation facilities. Early in 1832, Vincent A. Bogue, Springfiel... [click for more]

Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln was born in Hardin County, Kentucky, February 12, 1809. He moved with his family to Indiana in 1816 and to Illinois in 1830. His first... [click for more]

Camp Butler
Camp Butler, Civil War concentration camp for Illinois volunteers, occupied a large area in this vicinity from 1861 to 1866. It was also a prison camp... [click for more]

General John A. McClernand, 1812-1900
On this site stood the residence of John A. Mcclernand. He was born in Breckinridge County, Kentucky but moved with his family to Shawneetown, Illinoi... [click for more]

Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices
This portion of the Tinsley Building, a merchant block constructed in 1840-1841, is the only surviving structure in which Abraham Lincoln maintained a... [click for more]

Lindbergh Field (missing)
Springfield's first airport, developed by the Chamber of Commerce, was located on this 35-acre tract of land. In April, 1926, Charles A. Lindberg... [click for more]

Lithuanians in Springfield
Lithuanians arrived en masse during Sangamon County's coal boom. Numbering several thousand with their families by 1920, they fled political and ... [click for more]

Old State Capitol
The Old State Capitol was the fifth statehouse in Illinois history. The building served as the capitol from 1839 to 1876. Its cornerstone was laid Jul... [click for more]

The Edwards Trace
An important trail in the history of Illinois ran atop this ridge. Called the Edwards Trace, an early word for trail, its use reaches back to antiquit... [click for more]