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Near Decatur in Macon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Whitley Mill and Dam

 
 
Whitley Mill and Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
1. Whitley Mill and Dam Marker
Inscription.  Erected in this area circa 1843 by Shelton G. Whitley. He was later joined by his brother, James Whitley, who helped him operate the mill for many years.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 39° 48.278′ N, 89° 5.917′ W. Marker is near Decatur, Illinois, in Macon County. Marker located in "Lincoln Trail Homestead State Memorial" off of South Lincoln Memorail Parkway. Follow the 'Park' road all the way back (good road - plenty parking) - - Boulder will be on right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Decatur IL 62521, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Home in Illinois of Abraham Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); First Home of Abraham Lincoln in Illinois (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Lincoln Cabin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 2.7 miles away); Lincoln National Memorial Highway (approx. 2.8 miles away); Lincoln’s First Illinois Home
Boulder with Whitley Mill and Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
2. Boulder with Whitley Mill and Dam Marker
(approx. 2.8 miles away); Getting There from Here (approx. 7˝ miles away); a different marker also named Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 7˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Decatur.
 
Whitley Mill and Dam Marker - Under a Tree image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
3. Whitley Mill and Dam Marker - Under a Tree
It is very wteep down hill behind boulder image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
4. It is very wteep down hill behind boulder
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,167 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 12, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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