EDN Bicentennial Series: Part 1 timeline, 1815-1860

1815-1860

1815 – Griffin Tipsword was the first white man to live in Effingham County.

1818 – Illinois officially became the 21st state admitted to the Union. The State Capital was located in Kaskaskia, Illinois

1819 – The State Capital moved from Kaskaskia to Vandalia.

1831– February 15, 1831, Effingham County was officially established.

1832 – George Higgs was the second white child born in Effingham County.

1832 – Black Hawk War

1834 – Freemanton: First town to be plotted and surveyed in Effingham County

1839 – State Capital moved from Vandalia to Springfield

1839 – City of Teutopolis established

1853 – City of Broughton was surveyed and laid out on May 16.

1855 – Survey plat of Effingham was laid out on Sept. 12.

Bicentennial Timeline

1815-1860

1815 – Griffin Tipsword was the first white man to live in Effingham County.

1818 – Illinois officially became the 21st state admitted to the Union. The State Capital was located in Kaskaskia, Illinois

1819 – The State Capital moved from Kaskaskia to Vandalia.

1831– February 15, 1831, Effingham County was officially established.

1832 – George Higgs was the second white child born in Effingham County.

1832 – Black Hawk War

1834 – Freemanton: First town to be plotted and surveyed in Effingham County

1839 – State Capital moved from Vandalia to Springfield

1839 – City of Teutopolis established

1853 – City of Broughton was surveyed and laid out on May 16.

1855 – Survey plat of Effingham was laid out on Sept. 12.

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