Location: Palestine, IL, on the northwest corner of the intersection of W. Grand Prairie Street and S. Pike Street. (GPS: 39.001992, -87.614233).

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GOV. AUGUSTUS C. FRENCH

On this site stood the home of Augustus C. French (1808=1864) when he was elected the ninth Governor of Illinois. The early settlers in Illinois came mostly from southern states so that French, a native of New Hampshire, was the first "Yankee" to be elected Governor.

Erected by the citizens of Palestine and the Illinois State Historical Society, 1962.

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