Near Dixon in Lee County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
82 Rods South of This Spot Was Born in a Log Cabin
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is May 16, 1836.
Location. 41° 51.706′ N, 89° 33.488′ W. Marker is near Dixon, Illinois, in Lee County. Marker is on Palmyra Road, 0.6 miles west of Sugar Grove Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dixon IL 61021, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The First School House in Palmyra Town (approx. 1.6 miles away); Dixon Memorial Swimming Pool (approx. 3.2 miles away); I.C.R.R. Stone Arch Bridge (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named I.C.R.R. Stone Arch Bridge (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named I.C.R.R. Stone Arch Bridge (approx. 3.9 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Worst Road Bridge Disaster in American History (approx. 3.9 miles away); 105-107 South Peoria Avenue (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dixon.
Regarding 82 Rods South of This Spot Was Born in a Log Cabin.
George Ham Page died on April 20, 1899 and is buried in Palmyra cemetery, approximately 1 mile north of where he was born. Page was a successful businessman who established a condensed milk factory in Switzerland in the 1860s.
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