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Historical Marker:

Governor Augustus C. French


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Location:
The marker is located in Palestine at the intersection of South Pike and Grand Prairie Streets.
Latitude:
39.002
Longitude:
-87.6143
Dedication Date:
01/01/1963
Dedication By:
Citizens of Palestine and The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
On this site stood the home of Augustus C. French (1808-1864) when he was elected the ninth Governor of Illinois. The early settlers in Illinois came mostly from southern states so that French, a native of New Hampshire, was the first "Yankee" to be elected Governor.
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