Funks Grove in McLean County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup, Funks Grove, Illinois
Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Erected by Hampton Hotels Save-a-Landmark Program.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Route 66 Roadside Attractions, and the U.S. Route 66 series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
Location. 40° 21.429′ N, 89° 7.128′ W. Marker is in Funks Grove, Illinois, in McLean County. Marker is on Old U.S. 66, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5257 Historic US 66, Mc Lean IL 61754, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bloomington-Normal, Illinois (approx. half a mile away); Having a Picnic / A Transportation Corridor (approx. half a mile away); Isaac Funk (approx. half a mile away); A Home on the Road (approx. 4.1 miles away); Charles Lindbergh Crash Site (approx. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 6.2 miles away); "Reisch Beer" Mural (approx. 8.9 miles away); "Wisteria Café" Mural (approx. 8.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Funks Grove.
Also see . . . Funks Pure Maple Sirup. Official website for the iconic Route 66 place. Contains history, products, etc. Since its inception in 1824, it has always been spelled "sirup" with the "i" (not the y, as commonly known), due to tradition. At the turn of the 20th century, Hazel Funk (who owned the property) decided to leave the spelling as is because it referred to the product that results from the boiling down of sap, without the addition of extra sugar. (Submitted on September 28, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 28, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.