Town/City
Lancaster
Township
Lancaster Precinct (now in Philadelphia Township)
County
Morgan County (now in Cass County)
State/Province
Illinois
Country
United States of America

Lancaster, Illinois

Summary

Laid out by John Dutch, May 1837. Location of Dutch’s tavern, known as “halfway house” due to location halfway between Beardstown, Cass Co., and Springfield, Sangamon Co. JS and others stayed at Dutch’s home en route to and from JS’s habeas corpus hearing in Springfield, 29 Dec. 1842 and 7 Jan. 1843. Town vacated, by 1843.