Near Funks Grove in McLean County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
His log cabin upon this spot 1824
He set an example to his posterity
For better agriculture
Isaac Funk, 1797-1865
Cassandra Sharp, 1801-1865
George W. Funk 1827-1911
Adam Funk 1828-1847
Jacob Funk 1830-
Duncan M. Funk 1832-1910
Lafayette Funk 1834-
Francis M. Funk 1836-1899
Benjamin F. Funk 1838-1909
Absalom Funk 1841-1915
Isaac Funk 1844-1909
Sarah Funk Kerrick 1846-1907
Dedicated July 9, 1915
Erected 1990 by Illinois Department of Transportation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1824.
Location. 40° 21.577′ N, 89° 6.593′ W. Marker is near Funks Grove, Illinois, in McLean County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 55 at milepost 149. Marker is located at Funks Grove Rest Stop. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: I-55, Mc Lean IL 61754, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bloomington-Normal, Illinois (within shouting Having a Picnic / A Transportation Corridor (within shouting distance of this marker); Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup, Funks Grove, Illinois (approx. half a mile away); A Home on the Road (approx. 4.6 miles away); Charles Lindbergh Crash Site (approx. 4.8 miles away); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 6.6 miles away); Miller Park's Segregated Beaches (approx. 9.3 miles away); Dome (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Funks Grove.
Also see . . . Isaac Funk on Wikipedia. In addition to being prominent in Illinois agriculture, he also served in Illinois politics - both in the Illinois House and Senate. He also co-founded Illinois Wesleyan University. (Submitted on October 3, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
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 117 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 3, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.