Main Street, Edwardsville, Illinois

About Edwardsville, Illinois

• Edwardsville was first settled by a European-American in 1805. Thomas Kirkpatrick built a log cabin overlooking Cahokia Creek.

• Edwardsville was named for Ninian Edwards, Illinois Territory governor in 1809, when it was established.

• President Abraham Lincoln was in Edwardsville twice: In 1814 as an attorney and as a speaker at the courthouse on Sept. 11, 1858.

• Five Illinois governors were from Edwardsville.

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Wildey Theater in Edwardsville