Atlas (HM1HPO)

Location: Covington, IL 41011 Pike County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 30.799', W 90° 58.169'

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Site of the First Permanent Seat of Justice in Pike County

This section, settled in 1820, by Ebenezer Franklin, Daniel Shinn and the four Ross brothers, was known as Ross Settlement until 1823 when it was named Atlas. Pursuant to an act passed by the Illinois Legislature, in session, at Vandalia, in 1822, Atlas was selected as the site of the first permanent seat of justice in Pike County, which at the time included all of Illinois North of the Illinois and Kankakee Rivers. The site on section 27 was deeded to the county by Wm. Ross and Rufus Brown. The county seat was moved to Pittsfield in 1833.
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Year Placed1935
Placed ByNancy Ross Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, November 8th, 2014 at 3:04pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 674555 N 4375710
Decimal Degrees39.51331667, -90.96948333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 30.799', W 90° 58.169'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 30' 47.94" N, 90° 58' 10.14" W
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Area Code(s)859
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301 Riverside Dr, Covington IL 41011, US
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