Springfield in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Departure Point of The Donner Party
Erected 1957 by W A Bose Society Children of the American Revolution.
Location. 39° 48.028′ N, 89° 38.919′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker is on East Adams Street west of Sixth Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield IL 62701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (a few steps from this marker); 1859-1911 (a few steps from this marker); President - Elect Abraham Lincoln (a few steps from this marker); Soldiers of the American Revolution (a few steps from this marker); Soldiers of the War of 1812 (a few steps from this marker); Potawatomi Trail of Death (a few steps from this marker); Lincoln's Dentist (a few steps from this marker); Curran's Jewelry Shop (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Springfield.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Donner Party Markers at both ends of their trail.
Also see . . .
1. The Donner Party. Pictures, map, and an interesting history of the Donner Party. Follow the many hot buttons....
2. Donner Party Diary.
3. New Light on the Donner Party. Comprehensive web site with biographical, genealogical, and documentary resources. See "Myths and Mysteries" page for a discussion of the date on this marker.
4. Tour the Old State Capitol. A 360 Degree tour that you control to view Lincoln Square and other areas.
5. Trail of Tragedy: The Excavation of the Donner Party Site. A video of a United States Forest Service historical "dig" at a suspected "Donner Party" camp site.
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