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Historical Marker:

Illinois College


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Location:
Turnout on northwest corner of Lincoln Avenue and US 36 west of Jacksonville.
Latitude:
39.7234
Longitude:
-90.2497
Dedication Date:
10/25/1966
Dedication By:
Illinois College and The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
Founded in 1829 by Presbyterian and Congregational ministers, it was the first college in Illinois to graduate a class. The first graduate was Richard Yates, Civil War Governor. Alma mater of William Jennings Bryan, '81. Beecher Hall, the State's oldest college building, is on the campus one-half mile north.
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