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Staunton in Macoupin County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Henry's Rabbit Ranch, Staunton, Illinois

Route 66 Roadside Attraction

 
 
Henry's Rabbit Ranch, Staunton, Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, August 14, 2019
1. Henry's Rabbit Ranch, Staunton, Illinois Marker
Inscription.  A Route 66 information center and tourist attraction built for past, present and future travelers.
 
Erected by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark Program.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Route 66 Roadside Attractions 🛣️, and the U.S. Route 66 🛣️ series lists.
 
Location. 39° 0.237′ N, 89° 46.906′ W. Marker is in Staunton, Illinois, in Macoupin County. Marker is on Historic Old Route 66, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1101 Historic Old Route 66, Staunton IL 62088, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Route 66 Illinois (within shouting distance of this marker); Soulsby Shell Station, Mt. Olive, Illinois (approx. 5.3 miles away); Truckin Down 66 - Cassens Transport and Hamel (approx. 8.7 miles away); Bunker Hill Indian Trail
Henry's Rabbit Ranch, Staunton, Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, August 5, 2019
2. Henry's Rabbit Ranch, Staunton, Illinois Marker
Marker is seen in a small distance behind the big sign
(approx. 9.7 miles away); The Litchfield Community High School 1924-1997 (approx. 13˝ miles away); The American Radiator Plant Cornerstone (approx. 13˝ miles away); Route 66 (approx. 13˝ miles away); Litchfield Museum & Route 66 Welcome Center (approx. 13˝ miles away).
 
More about this marker. According to Henry's Rabbit Ranch website (henrysroute66.com), the sign was installed in June 2003. At the time, the sign (where the description is) was bright red but it has since faded over time. Patti Kuhn (Illinois Route 66 Heritage Project) and Jim Conkle (Hampton Inn spokesperson) were present when it happened.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 84 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 29, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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