Colonel William Ross House

Colonel William Ross House (HM2DKA)

Location: Pittsfield, IL 62363 Pike County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 36.405', W 90° 47.027'

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Lincoln Stayed Here

Built 1845-1846, partially destroyed by fire and rebuilt in 1896. Lincoln stayed here during his 1858 Senatorial campaign visit. Ross served as an aide to Gen. Atkinson and was responsible for Lincoln's appointment to company captaincy during the Blackhawk War. Col. Ross held several positions in Pike Co. government including Judge of Probate, Clerk of Circuit & County Courts, Col. of the Militia and Justice of Peace. He was a member of the Illinois House and Senate having first been elected in 1835. Ross was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Chicago & helped secure Lincoln nomination for President of the United States. Other delegates from Pike co. were Reuben Hatch, Daniel Gilmer and William A. Grimshaw.
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Date Added Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 690265 N 4386458
Decimal Degrees39.60675000, -90.78378333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 36.405', W 90° 47.027'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 36' 24.3" N, 90° 47' 1.6200000000001" W
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Area Code(s)217
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1467 IL-106, Pittsfield IL 62363, US
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