Joliet in Will County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Joliet/Juliet's First Log Cabin
Erected 1987 by Will-Joliet Bicentennial Park, Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1882.
Location. 41° 31.467′ N, 88° 5.265′ W. Marker is in Joliet, Illinois, in Will County. Marker is on North Bluff Street south of West Jefferson Street (U.S. 30), on the left when traveling south. Marker is located at Billie Limacher Bicentennial 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. "Bluff Street" (here, next to this marker); Joliet's First Stone Building (within shouting distance of this marker); American House Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Bicentennial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); "Frannie" (about 300 feet away, 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 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Joliet.
Regarding Joliet/Juliet's First Log Cabin. The National Hotel marker that is mentioned is next to it on the left. Joliet was originally named "Juliet" after local canal commissioner James B. Campbell's daughter. That would eventually change in 1845 when it was decided to change the town's name to 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 104 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 4, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.