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

Welcome to Lake Pittsfield

From the people of the City of Pittsfield

Lake Pittsfield Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Emily Pursley, June 11, 2019
1. Lake Pittsfield Sign
Lake Pittsfield was built by the City of Pittsfield for water supply purposes as part of the Big Blue Creek Watershed. The first multiple purpose watershed project pursuant to the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act of the United States of America. It was chosen by the National Watershed Congress as the Watershed of the Year in 1963.

Enjoy and Preserve. Certain Restrictions Apply.
Erected by The City of Pittsfield, Illinois.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkParks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1963.
Location. 39° 37.595′ N, 90° 45.084′ W. Marker is in Pittsfield, Illinois, in Pike County. Marker is at the intersection of 415th Street and Lake Pittsfield Drive, on the right when traveling north on 415th Street. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Troutner Dam (approx. half a mile away); Mormontown Site (approx. 1.3 miles away); Colonel William Ross House
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(approx. 2.2 miles away); Michael J. Noyes House (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Printer's Devil (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Shastid House (approx. 3 miles away); Charles Lame House (approx. 3 miles away); Star Hotel (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsfield.
Regarding Welcome to Lake Pittsfield. Lake Pittsfield is also a recreational area which includes two campgrounds, a baseball field, a soccer field, some walking trails and a disc golf course. Some activities in the actual lake are welcomed such as boats (without motors).
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 18 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 13, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Mar. 27, 2023