Com. Thomas MacDonough

McDonough County is named in honor of Commander Thomas Macdonough who defeated a British squadron in the decisive naval Battle of Lake Champlain in the War of 1812. McDonough County was part of the “Military Tract” set aside by Congress for veterans of the 1812 war. You will find a copy of the portrait below hanging outside the courtrooms, on the second floor of the McDonough County Courthouse. Macomb‘s Chandler Park plays host to a memorial honoring both Gen. Alexander Macomb and Com. Thomas MacDonough.