Sangamon County 
 Historical Society





Sangamon County Historical Society

Establishing Borders: Thomas Jefferson and the Shape of Illinois

  • March 18, 2014
  • 5:30 PM
  • Carnegie Room North, Public Lincoln Library, 326 S. 7th St.
Springfield native Robert E. Church will speak to the Society on Tuesday, March 18 on "Establishing Borders: Thomas Jefferson and the Shape of Illinois."  

Church, a veteran surveyor who served as executive director of the Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association for 34 years, will detail Jefferson's Public Land Survey System for areas west of the original 13 colonies that today accounts for almost 1.5 billion acres divided into townships and sections.  Church will explain how the system worked and its long-term impact on Illinois.  He will also display some surveying instruments.  

The program is free and open to the public.    

For more information, see this month's Historico.  
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