Site of The Village of Richmond

Site of The Village of Richmond (HM72L)

Location: Mattoon, IL 61938 Coles County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 26.81', W 88° 24.476'

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Founded August 27, 1836

On this spot stood the Clapboard Inn, General Store, and Post Office of the early settlers, including the Lincoln family.

The survey of the Village shows thirty-seven lots. Main Street, sixty feet wide, ran immediately with the State Road and was crossed by Mulberry, Sycamore, and Cottenwood streets.

The State Road extended from Paris via Charleston to Shelbyville, and on to Vandalia, Illinois, the Old State Capitol.

A conch shell blown at a distance announced the arrival of the gaily painted stage coaches, carrying the mail and passengers. These days of the stage continued until the advent of the railroad in 1855.
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HM NumberHM72L
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
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Year Placed1947
Placed ByGov. Edward Coles Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Mattoon, Illinois
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 378852 N 4367309
Decimal Degrees39.44683333, -88.40793333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 26.81', W 88° 24.476'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 26' 48.60" N, 88° 24' 28.56" W
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Area Code(s)217
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2813-3605 Co Rd 7, Mattoon IL 61938, US
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