Flow Gently, Sweet Afton
The marker is located in Carmi, at 312 South First Street.
White County Historical Society and The Illinois State Historical Society
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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