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

Historic Route 66 Illinois

 
 
Historic Route 66 Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, August 5, 2019
1. Historic Route 66 Illinois Marker
Inscription.  You are traveling on one of the most famous roads in the world. On September 25, 2005, Illinois Route 66 was designated as a National Scenic Byway by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
 
Erected by Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the U.S. Route 66 🛣️ series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 2005.
 
Location. 39° 0.258′ N, 89° 46.912′ W. Marker is in Staunton, Illinois, in Macoupin County. Marker can be reached from Historic Old Route 66 0.2 miles north of South Madison Street. Marker is near the entrance of Henry's Rabbit Ranch. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1107 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. Henry's Rabbit Ranch, Staunton, 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
Historic Route 66 Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, August 5, 2019
2. Historic Route 66 Illinois Marker
In front of Henry's Rabbit Ranch (a.k.a. Henry's Ra66it Ranch), by the garage door
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(approx. 8.7 miles away); Bunker Hill Indian Trail (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. There are two identical markers in the Illinois towns of Pontiac and Southern View (near Springfield).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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