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Joliet in Will County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Joliet Stagecoach Road

 
 
Joliet Stagecoach Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 2, 2020
1. Joliet Stagecoach Road Marker
Inscription.  Dr. John Temple started stagecoach routes in 1834. Joliet was on one of the heaviest traveled lines west of Chicago. It ran along here between the bluffs and the river.

Rest stops were here and at the famous Old Virginia Tavern. In this area the day of the stagecoach was over when the canal was completed.
 
Erected by Will-Joliet Bicentennial Park, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 41° 31.627′ N, 88° 5.255′ W. Marker is in Joliet, Illinois, in Will County. Marker is on North Bluff Road south of U.S. 30, on the right 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 Road, Joliet IL 60432, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Businesses on Bluff Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Joliet's First Volunteer Fire Department (within shouting distance of this marker); Merchant's Row (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Louis Store
Joliet Stagecoach Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 2, 2020
2. Joliet Stagecoach Road Marker
Outdoor bandshell is in the background
(within shouting distance of this marker); Joliet's Oldest Remaining Construction (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Sauk Indian Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); German Loan & Savings Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Joliet's First Sidewalks (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Joliet.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 7, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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