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Marker Details

Historical Marker:

Flow Gently, Sweet Afton


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Location:
The marker is located in Carmi, at 312 South First Street.
Latitude:
38.0909
Longitude:
-88.1622
Dedication Date:
01/05/1966
Dedication By:
White County Historical Society and The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
The music for this song was composed by Jonathon Edwards Spilman in 1836. He entered the ministry in 1858 and became pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in 1881. This church had been organized by his brother Benjamin F. Spilman on November 25, 1827, and was the first church in Carmi.
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