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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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  • Location
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Illinois Historical MarkersFunks Grove - Shirley, Illinois, USA.

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Funks Grove Maple Syrup Farm, a Route 66 roadside attraction. Also the Midpoint of the Illinois Historic Route 66, and now a Mother Road, Gift shop and yes still selling Syrup, Located near Shirley, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/8/2016

last visited: 11/8/2016

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Illinois Historical MarkersSoulsby's Service - Mount Olive, Illinois, USA.

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Soulsby's Service is a historic Gas Station in Mount Olive, Illinois. This vintage Gas Service Station is located along on the 1930-1940 alignment of historic Route 66. Soulsby's is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/5/2016

last visited: 11/7/2016

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Illinois Historical MarkersTall Paul - Atlanta, Illinois, USA.

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Tall Paul as he is now known at this location, is possibly the first Paul Bunyan. As he was originally in front of the Paul Bunyan café, on Route 66 in Flagstaff. Now located alongside Route 66 in Atlanta, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/4/2016

last visited: 11/7/2016

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Illinois Historical MarkersFine Dining on Route 66 - Ariston Cafe - Litchfield, Illinois, USA.

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The Historic Marker features - The Ariston Café - Which has been in continuous operation since 1924, alongside 3 different alignments of the Mother Road. located in small Route 66 Town of Litchfield, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/2/2016

last visited: 11/3/2016

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Illinois Historical MarkersWheels of Fortune on 66 - Atlanta, Illinois, USA.

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Wheels of Fortune on 66 - From rags to riches & back again. The tumultuous relationship between business & The Mother Road, is captured through pictures & audio on this Historic Marker. Located in Atlanta the Midpoint of Route 66 in Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/2/2016

last visited: 11/3/2016

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Illinois Historical MarkersHistoric Route 66 - Henry's Rabbit Ranch - Staunton, Illinois, USA.

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Henry's Rabbit Ranch 'Hare it is' - Richard & Linda Henry, are Route 66 authorities who enjoy sharing their memories of Main Street America with visitors from all over the world. Henry's Rabbit Ranch is their iconic contribution to the Mother road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/2/2016

last visited: 11/3/2016

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Illinois Historical MarkersEndless Nights - Sky View Drive-In - Litchfield, Illinois, USA.

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A Historic Marker - Featuring Sky View Drive-In - According to the Theatre web site & Info Marker, Sky View is the last operating drive-in on Historic Route 66 in Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/2/2016

last visited: 11/3/2016

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Illinois Historical MarkersA Station & A Home - Normal, Illinois, USA.

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Sprague's Super Service is a historic & iconic gas station on Route 66. Constructed in 1931 by Bill Sprague, as a home, service station, restaurant & garage. Located on the Mother Road, Normal, Bloomington, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/1/2016

last visited: 11/3/2016

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Illinois Historical MarkersHistoric Route 66 - Cozy Drive-In - Springfield, Illinois, USA.

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Historic Route 66 Marker - The Cozy Drive-In - Home of the one and only 'Cozy Dog' - The restaurant is an inconic roadside attraction, located alongside the Mother Road, since 1949 in Springfield, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/1/2016

last visited: 11/3/2016

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Illinois Historical MarkersJ. H. Hawes Grain Elevator - Atlanta, Illinois, USA.

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The J. H. Hawes Grain Elevator Historic Marker - Located in the grounds of the oldest wooden grain elevator in Illinois, built in 1904. The museum it houses was established In 2003. Located in the small Route 66 Town of Atlanta, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/1/2016

last visited: 11/3/2016

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe Log Cabin Inn - Pontiac, Illinois, USA.

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The Old Log Cabin Inn - Historic roadside Route 66 Restaurant & Gas Service Station. The cabin was turned around to face Route 66 when the road opened in 1926. The Restaurant is still serving customers, in the US-66 Town of Pontiac, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/1/2016

last visited: 11/3/2016

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Illinois Historical MarkersFull Service on route 66 - Dwight, Illinois, USA.

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This cottage style service station is known as 'Ambler's Texaco Gas Station'. Listed by the National Park Service, as part of the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, & has its very own official Googie style historical marker, Dwight, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/31/2016

last visited: 11/1/2016

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Illinois Historical MarkersFirst Information highway for the Midwest - Pontiac, Illinois, USA.

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The first Information Highway stretched from The East coast of the USA along US-66. Today there are six wayside exhibits in Pontiac, & each tells a different story about America's Mother Road highway & the City of Pontiac, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/31/2016

last visited: 11/1/2016

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Illinois Historical MarkersIndian Creek Massacre markers - North of Harding, IL

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An older refurbished marker moved to this site to accompany the new marker, commemorating the Indian Creek Massacre of 1832.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/26/2016

last visited: never

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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: 10/21/2016

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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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