Joliet in Will County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Charles Reed built the first log house in Joliet on this site.
This corner was a division point in the old Sac and Fox Trail.
The first ford and bridge across the Des Plaines were located near this point.
Erected 1936 by Will County Centennial Committee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1837.
Location. 41° 31.468′ N, 88° 5.263′ W. Marker is in Joliet, Illinois, in Will County. Marker is on North Bluff Street south of West Jefferson Street (Route 30). Marker is located at Billie Limacher Centennial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 N Bluff St, Joliet IL 60435, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joliet/Juliet's First Log Cabin (here, next to this marker); Joliet's First Stone Building (within shouting distance of this marker); American House Hotel (within shouting distance of this Bicentennial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); "Frannie" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bridges in Joliet (about 300 feet away); A Corridor in Time: The Illinois and Michigan Canal (about 300 feet away); Joliet's Business Center (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Joliet.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 4, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.