William Grimshaw House

William Grimshaw House (HM2DK3)

Location: Pittsfield, IL 62363 Pike County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 36.614', W 90° 48.944'

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Built 1847

Grimshaw was admitted to the bar in Philadelphia, PA, and came to Pike County in 1833. A prominent local attorney, he was adjutant of the 17th Ill. Militia and a delegate to both state constitutional conventions as a Whig Party member. He authored the provision against dueling in the 1847 state constitution. Grimshaw participated in several court cases with Lincoln in Pike County and hired Lincoln to represent him in a federal court case in Chicago. Grimshaw's office was in one of he front rooms of his home. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Chicago in 1860, which nominated Lincoln for President.
HM NumberHM2DK3
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Date Added Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 687512 N 4386777
Decimal Degrees39.61023333, -90.81573333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 36.614', W 90° 48.944'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 36' 36.84" N, 90° 48' 56.64" W
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Area Code(s)217
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 701 W Perry St, Pittsfield IL 62363, US
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