Harrisburg (HM292U)

Location: Harrisburg, IL 62946 Saline County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 44.311', W 88° 32.405'

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James A. Harris moved to this area in the 1820's and established a sawmill and mule barn near the present corner of Vine and Church streets.
Harris, John Cain, John Pankey and James Yandall donated land for the town site, platted in 1853. The area was known as "Crusoe's Island" because it resembled an island during the frequent floods of the time.
The first business was a grocery store built of logs, operated by James Feazel, located south of the city square on what is now Poplar Street. The county seat officially moved from Raleigh to Harrisburg in 1859.
HM NumberHM292U
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Date Added Thursday, July 5th, 2018 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 364301 N 4177919
Decimal Degrees37.73851667, -88.54008333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 44.311', W 88° 32.405'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 44' 18.66" N, 88° 32' 24.3" W
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Area Code(s)217, 618
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10e E Poplar St, Harrisburg IL 62946, US
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