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Milford in Iroquois County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Origin of Milford (Illinois)

Old Hubbard Trail

 

—Dixie Highway —

 
Origin of Milford (Illinois) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, April 11, 2009
1. Origin of Milford (Illinois) Marker
Inscription. This tablet, erected in the Spring of 1936, marks the Old Hubbard Trail, which forded Sugar Creek at this point. In this angle of ground between the ford and the trail there stood 100 years ago a pioneer grist mill. Thus giving the name the Mill Ford. From these two words and from this plot of ground grew the name and the present village of Milford.
 
Erected 1936.
 
Location. 40° 37.653′ N, 87° 41.875′ W. Marker is in Milford, Illinois, in Iroquois County. Marker is on South Chicago Street north of East Lyle Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milford IL 60953, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rodney F. Reeves 1958 - 1981 (here, next to this marker); Milford Illinois War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dixie Highway (approx. 11.4 miles away); Dedicated To The Fallen Heroes (approx. 11.5 miles away); In Honor of All Who Served (approx. 11.5 miles away); State Line Survey (approx. 13.4 miles away in Indiana but has been reported missing); Concord Township (approx. 15.1 miles away); The Village of Iroquois Calaboose (approx. 15.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Milford.
 
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Long View - - Origin of Milford (Illinois) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, April 11, 2009
2. Long View - - Origin of Milford (Illinois) Marker
Wide View - - Origin of Milford (Illinois) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, April 11, 2009
3. Wide View - - Origin of Milford (Illinois) Marker
Milford Marker & the Town Buzz Bomb image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, April 11, 2009
4. Milford Marker & the Town Buzz Bomb
Milford Bell & Fire Hose Cart image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, April 11, 2009
5. Milford Bell & Fire Hose Cart
Within walking distance to the South exist the Milford Fire House, its old Bell, and Fire Hose Cart.
Side View - - Bell & Fire Hose Cart image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, April 11, 2009
6. Side View - - Bell & Fire Hose Cart
Note the unusual single unit - double clapper of the bell.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,426 times since then and 107 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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