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Near Paxton in Ford County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Ottawa Travel Road - Ten Mile Grove

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, October 2, 2020
1. The Ottawa Road - Ten Mile Grove Marker
Inscription.  The Ottawa Travel Road begins in Danville. Of prehistoric origin it was used until the early 1850's. It wandered northwest following higher ground, fording streams and detouring around seasonal obstructions. Here at Ten Mile Grove it divided, one fork going west to Saybrook the other to Ottawa. In 1848 William (Gunsmith Bill) Trickel opened a general store and blacksmith shop which also served the area as a post office from 1848 to 1857. The Grove was so named because of the distance from the nearest camping place on the Ottawa Travel Road to the southeast.
 
Erected 1988 by Ford County Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 40° 27.301′ N, 88° 9.19′ W. Marker is near Paxton, Illinois, in Ford County. Marker is on Illinois Route 9 east of County Route 1600E, on the right when
The Ottawa Road - Ten Mile Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 3, 2020
2. The Ottawa Road - Ten Mile Grove Marker
Marker is in a small grassy area set back from the road. There is no place to park but there is a space to pull your car into. No signs lead to this marker.
traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1612 IL-9, Paxton IL 60957, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 3, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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