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Lewistown Trail
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NoLemon
N 40° 23.809 W 090° 09.315
15T E 741431 N 4475687
Quick Description: This Illinois Historic marker is located on the courthouse plaza in Lewistown, IL.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 9/16/2006 8:52:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMQGC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Corp Of Discovery
Views: 42

Long Description:

Lewistown Trail

Lewistown Trail, from Springfield to Galena via Lewistown, was one of the main routes to the Galena Lead Mines from 1827 to 1837. The Trail crossed the Illinois River at Havana, where Ossian M. Ross, the founder of Lewistown, operated a ferry. He was one of three men who surveyed and marked out the Trail. The Springfield-Lewistown section was made a post road in 1834. At that time Abraham Lincoln was postmaster at New Salem, one of the towns on the road.

Erected by the Fulton County Historical Society and the Illinois Historical Society 1974

County: Fulton

Dedication Date: 1974

Location: in Lewiston on the west side of Routes 100 and 97 (Main Street) on the Courthouse Plaza.

Website: Not listed

Historical Society: Not listed

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