Capt. Curtis Blakeman and the Marine Settlement

Capt. Curtis Blakeman and the Marine Settlement (HMX0H)

Location: Marine, IL 62061 Madison County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 44.967', W 89° 46.8'

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In memory of
Capt. Curtis Blakeman
and the
Marine Settlement

Just north of here, in 1819, a group of sea captains,
Blakeman, Allen, Breath, Deselherst, and Mead
from Connecticut, arrived and built log cabins,
naming the settlement Marine.
Captain Curtis Blakeman,
our great, great, great grandfather,
built an ox driven mill in 1823,
served in the Illinois state legislature as a Whig, 1822-1826.
He, his wife, and daughter, along with many others,
died in the 1833 cholera epidemic and are buried here.
Curtis Blakeman Jr. was also a legislature
1842-1844 and 1846-1848. Charter member
of the Marine Masonic Lodge in 1859.
Captain in the Civil War.
Built the Cable Mill in 1866.
HM NumberHMX0H
Year Placed2002
Placed ByThe Harris, Udell Cecelia, Roland, Lorna, Chester, Ronald, and Jean Harris-Jarrett
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 3:17am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 258407 N 4292643
Decimal Degrees38.74945000, -89.78000000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 44.967', W 89° 46.8'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 44' 58.02" N, 89° 46' 48.00" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)618
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2500-2598 Co Rd 13, Marine IL 62061, US
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