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Historical Marker:

John Mason Peck (missing)


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Location:
North side of US 50, 2.2 miles east of O'Fallon (missing)
Latitude:
38.5887
Longitude:
-89.8658
Dedication Date:
04/07/1965
Dedication By:
The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
On this site, from 1822 until his death in 1858, lived John Mason Peck, a pioneer baptist preacher, author and educator. Here, in 1827, he founded Rock Spring Seminary. In 1831 the seminary was removed to Alton, where it later became Shurtleff College.
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