City Hope Church

City Hope Church in Murphysboro, IL.

103 South 13th Street  Murphysboro, IL 62966  (618) 248-0167  https://www.cityhope.life Services are Sunday at 9:00AM & 11:00AM Facebook Church

Woodlawn Cemetery Memorial Day Celebration

Woodlawn Cemetery Memorial Day Celebration Historical Marker.

The marker is in Carbondale on the southwest corner of Woodlawn Cemetery, which is on the south side of Main Street (IL 13), two blocks east of the railroad tracks.  Jackson County On April 29, 1866, over 200 veterans and several thousand citizens gathered at Woodlawn Cemetery to honor those who had died in the […]

The S.S. General Lyon Disaster

The S.S. General Lyon Disaster Historical Marker

The marker is located on the grounds of the Gen. John A. Logan Museum, 1603 Edith Street, Murphysboro, IL.  Jackson County Their term of service being up in February 1865, 205 members of the 56th Illinois Infantry chose to muster out. Before doing so they fought at Bentonville, North Carolina, the regiment’s final engagement. Their […]

Major General John A. Logan

Major General John A. Logan Historical Marker.

The marker is located on the grounds of the Gen. John A. Logan Museum, 1613 Edith Street, Murphysboro.  Jackson County John A. Logan was born here in 1826. He fought in the Battle of Bull Run as a Democratic Congressman. Logan joined the Union Army and before the Civil War’s end he earned the rank […]

Logan Day 1914

Logan Day 1914 Historical Marker.

The marker is located on the northwest corner of the Jackson County Court House lawn, 1001 Walnut Street, Murphysboro, Il.  Jackson County Murphysboro celebrated its first Logan Day on August 3rd, 1914. This was Illinois’ second Logan Day. The first occurred in Chicago in 1897. Logan Day brought 25,000 people to Murphysboro. Among the attendees […]

Jackson County, Illinois

Jackson County IL Historical Marker.

This marker is located on the courthouse lawn, 1001 Walnut Street, Murphysboro, IL.    On January 10, 1816, Jackson County, created from Randolph and Johnson counties became Illinois’ ninth county. It was named for General (later president) Andrew Jackson, hero of the Battle of New Orleans. The county’s first seat, Brownsville, was established on land […]

Israel Blanchard

Israel Blanchard Historical Marker.

The marker is located on the side of the building at 1101 Walnut Street, Murphysboro, IL.    In August 1862, federal authorities detained Israel Blanchard, John A. Logan’s brother-in-law, as he walked near the courthouse. Blanchard was subsequently taken to the Logan Hotel and arrested on vague charges related to alleged anti-war activities. This was […]

George Rogers Clark Campsite (4th)

George Rogers Clark Campsite (4th) Historical Marker.

The marker is located at Bower Park, 400 South 3rd Street (a few blocks off IL Rt. 4) in Ava, IL.    In the third year of the American War for Independence, Lt. Col. George Rogers Clark and his army of 170 Virginia volunteers camped five miles southeast of here. On July 2, 1778, Clark […]

George Rogers Clark Campsite (3rd)

George Rogers Clark Campsite (3rd) Historical Marker.

The marker is located on the west side of the Carbondale Airport Road, one-half mile north of IL 13 in Jackson County, IL.    Lt. Col. Clark and his troop of 170 Virginians camped near here on July 2, 1778. It was their third campsite during a march from Fort Massac to Kaskaskia to capture […]

First Coal Mine in Illinois

First Coal Mine in Illinois Historical Marker.

The marker is located on the southeast corner of the courthouse lawn (10th and Chestnut Streets), Murphysboro, IL.    The first coal mine in Illinois was located one-half mile south of here along the south bank of the Big Muddy River. William Boone and his indentured servant, a man name Peter, loaded a small raft […]