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Illinois Historical Markers
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Illinois historic markers are our windows to the past. They educate us, they make us curious to investigate, or they provide a nice excuse to take a break and stretch our legs while we read what happened here.

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This category can include any marker, sign, plaque etc... that has been placed by any state, county or local historical society as long as it is in the state of Illinois.

Instructions for Posting a Illinois Historical Markers Waymark:

To list a new marker please include the following:

  • Picture of the marker so the text legible.
  • Coordinates (of course)
  • The County where the marker is placed.
  • The city or town
  • A detailed description of the site. For example: What happened there? Text from the marker is great or use your own words to describe the location.
  • Optional: Include a related website, who and when it was dedicated.
  • Optional, but encouraged:Picture of the area around the marker.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:

To log your visit please include the following:

  • A picture of the marker. Including yourself in the picture would be nice but not required.
  • Tell about your experience, thoughts, knowledge of the site or anything else you feel you want to share about your visit.

Reminder: In Waymarking, it is not bad etiquette to log your own Waymark. Please feel free log a visit for any marker you submit.

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  • Historical Society
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  • Location
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Illinois Historical MarkersButterfield Trail

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Located west of Crescent City on US 24.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/15/2016

last visited: 5/16/2016

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Illinois Historical MarkersAbraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District McLean/Logan County Line Marker - Atlanta, IL

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The "border marker" for McLean / Logan Counties along the Eighth Judicial District Circuit route that Lincoln traveled with his fellow lawyers to conduct legal duties.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/14/2016

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersPotawatomi Indian Trail of Death marker - St. Boniface Church, Quincy, IL

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Bronze plate on boulder in front of the church commemorating the encampment of 800 Potawatomi Indians in October 1838.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/13/2016

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersIndian Removals Memorial - Quinsippi Island Park, Quincy, IL

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A bronze plaque on a boulder in the park commemorating the Indian Removals that occurred in 1838, originating in Indiana and passing through Quincy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/13/2016

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln-Douglas Debate - Quincy, IL

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One of the Looking for Lincoln series grace Washington Park, near the relief monument sculpted by Lorado Taft.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/10/2016

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersAbraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Logan / Tazewell County Line Marker - Delavan, IL

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The "border marker" for Tazewell and Logan Counties along the Eighth Judicial District Circuit route that Lincoln traveled with his fellow lawyers to conduct legal duties.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/30/2016

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln Judicial Circuit Tazewell County Seat marker - Pekin, IL

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One of a series that marks the route of Lincoln as he rode the Eighth Judicial District.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/27/2016

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersAbraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Tazewell / Woodford County Line Marker - Washington, IL

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The "border marker" for Tazewell and Woodford Counties along the Eighth Judicial District Circuit route that Lincoln traveled with his fellow lawyers to conduct legal duties.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/23/2016

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln Judicial Circuit Woodford County seat marker - Metamora, IL

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One of a series that marks the route of Lincoln as he rode the Eighth Judicial District.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/23/2016

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLincoln's Final Journey - Springfield, IL

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Part of the Looking for Lincoln series, an informational sign describing the scene as Lincoln's body was returned to Springfield for burial.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/18/2016

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersPotawatomi Trail of Death marker - Island Grove, New Berlin, IL

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One of the several markers in Illinois commemorating the forcible removal of Native Americans in the 1830's along the Trail of Death.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/18/2016

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersPotawatomi Trail of Death marker - McCoy's Mill, New Berlin, IL

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One of the several markers in Illinois commemorating the forcible removal of Native Americans in the 1830's along the Trail of Death.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/18/2016

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersPotawatomi Trail of Death marker - Sangamon Crossing, Decatur (Argenta), IL

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One of the several markers in Illinois commemorating the forcible removal of Native Americans in the 1830's along the Trail of Death.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/18/2016

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersAbraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Macon/Christian County Line Marker — Mt. Auburn, IL

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The "border marker" for Macon and Christian Counties along the Eighth Judicial District Circuit route that Lincoln traveled with his fellow lawyers to conduct legal duties.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/17/2016

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersAbraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Champaign/Piatt County Line Marker — Mahomet, IL

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The "border marker" for Piatt and Champaign Counties along the Eighth Judicial District Circuit route that Lincoln traveled with his fellow lawyers to conduct legal duties.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/17/2016

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersPotawatomi Trail of Death marker - Sidney, IL

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One of many similar markers commemorating the forcible removal of Native Americans from Illinois in the 1830's.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/17/2016

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersPotawatomi Trail of Death - Sadorus, IL

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One of the several markers in Illinois commemorating the forcible removal of Native Americans in the 1830's along the Trail of Death.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/17/2016

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersBattle of Fort Dearborn - Chicago, IL

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A marker commemorating the Battle of Ft. Dearborn (aka Massacre) in 1812, located in Chicago's historic Prairie Avenue District.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/17/2016

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersDement House – Fulton, IL

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The Dement House historical marker is located in front of the Fulton post office.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/17/2015

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLewis and Clark Expedition Monument ~ Hartford, IL

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One of the places they think they bumped against the Illinois ground, before they landed and make, not only camp, but a fort to remain for the winter.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/4/2015

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersRobert Pershing Wadlow - SIUE Campus ~ Alton, IL

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Sometimes called the "Gentle Giant" but most widely known as the "Alton Giant"

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/3/2015

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersElijah Parish Lovejoy ~ Alton, IL

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Stone historic markers placed at the base of his monument in City Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/30/2015

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersWilliam A. Sunday

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A marker that commemorates an Evangelist and his revival that was held in Murphysboro, IL.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member snfromky

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/11/2015

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersLooking For Lincoln - Historical Markers - Atlanta, Illinois

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Looking for Lincoln - Historical Markers - This marker is located on Route 66, opposite Tall Paul a Hot Dog toting muffler man, by far the most popular visitor attraction on the Mother Road, through Atlanta, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/22/2015

last visited: 1/22/2011

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Illinois Historical MarkersHistoric Route 66 - Worlds Largest Covered Wagon - Lincoln, Illinois, USA.

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As you trip on Route 66, You cant miss The largest covered wagon in the World, With Abe Lincoln seated at the reigns. Located in Lincoln, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/3/2014

last visited: 5/11/2014

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