Thomas Carlin

Thomas Carlin (HM2N1A)

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N 39° 18.08', W 90° 24.477'

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Thomas Carlin, sixth elected Governor of Illinois (1838-1842), was an early settler of Illinois and a prominent figure in organizing Greene County and establishing Carrollton as its county seat in 1821.

Born in Kentucky in 1789, Carlin came to the Illinois Territory and served in the War of 1812. He settled on farm land, part of which is now Carrollton.

He served as the county's first sheriff (1821), as a captain in the Black Hawk Militia (1832), as a state senator (1825-1833), and as a land office receiver (1834).

He died in 1852 and is buried in Carrollton City Cemetery.
HM NumberHM2N1A
Series This marker is part of the Illinois: Illinois State Historical Society series
Year Placed2000
Placed ByGreene County Historical and Genealogical Society, Greene County Board, and the Illinois State Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, November 18th, 2019 at 4:02pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 723510 N 4353420
Decimal Degrees39.30133333, -90.40795000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 18.08', W 90° 24.477'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 18' 4.7999999999999" N, 90° 24' 28.62" W
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