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Pittsfield in Pike County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Troutner Dam

 
 
Troutner Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Emily Pursley, June 1, 2019
1. Troutner Dam Marker
Inscription.  Named in honor of Mayor T.N. Troutner Whose vision, wise planning, and tireless effort made this project a reality
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkIndustry & CommerceParks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 39° 37.81′ N, 90° 44.63′ W. Marker is in Pittsfield, Illinois, in Pike County. Marker is on Lake Pittsfield Drive. This marker is atop the Troutner Dam at Pittsfield Lake, which is northeast of Pittsfield, IL. Several roads grant access to the lake, including the one that goes over the dam. The road is narrow so be careful if you stop to look because the lake gets a good amount of traffic. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsfield IL 62363, 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. Welcome to Lake Pittsfield (approx. half a mile away); Mormontown Site (approx. 1.2 miles away); Colonel William Ross House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Michael J. Noyes House (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Printer's Devil
Troutner Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Emily Pursley, June 1, 2019
2. Troutner Dam Marker
(approx. 3.4 miles away); The Shastid House (approx. 3.4 miles away); Charles Lame House (approx. 3˝ miles away); Star Hotel (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsfield.
 
Regarding Troutner Dam. Pittsfield Lake was built both as a water source and a place for recreation. Troutner was the mayor during the building of the lake and this dam is named in his honor.
 
Additional keywords. Pittsfield, Pittsfield Lake, reservoir
 
Troutner Dam image. Click for full size.
By Emily Pursley, June 1, 2019
3. Troutner Dam
This is a partial view of Pittsfield Lake from atop the dam.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 4, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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