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Historical Marker:

Darwin


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Location:
The marker is located in the community of Darwin at the intersection of Darwin Ferry Road and Union Street.
Latitude:
39.2853
Longitude:
-87.6133
Dedication Date:
01/01/1968
Dedication By:
The Clark County Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
Darwin was the Clark County Seat from 1823 to 1838. The County Courthouse was one block south from 1819 to 1823. The County Seat was Aurora, once located two miles north. Two blocks east was the Darwin Steamboat Landing on the Wabash River. The Darwin Ferry, established in 1818, still operates just south of the landing. River traffic once made Darwin the leading distributing point for towns as far as sixty miles away.
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