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

Joliet's First Volunteer Fire Department

 
 
Joliet's First Volunteer Fire Department Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 2, 2020
1. Joliet's First Volunteer Fire Department Marker
Inscription.  Juliet/Joliet's first fire and police by-laws and rules were made in the village's first adopted charter in 1837. The first volunteer fire department was started at this site.
 
Erected by Will-Joliet Bicentennial Park, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement.
 
Location. 41° 31.608′ N, 88° 5.258′ W. Marker is in Joliet, Illinois, in Will County. Marker is on North Bluff Street north of West Jefferson Street (U.S. 30), on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in front of the bandshell at Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 N Bluff Street, 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. Merchant's Row (here, next to this marker); St. Louis Store (a few steps from this marker); Joliet's Oldest Remaining Construction (within shouting distance of this marker); German Loan & Savings Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Joliet Stagecoach Road (within shouting
Joliet's First Volunteer Fire Department Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 2, 2020
2. Joliet's First Volunteer Fire Department Marker
Marker is on the same boulder as "Merchant's Row" (on other side of it)
distance of this marker); Businesses on Bluff Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Joliet's First Sidewalks (within shouting distance of this marker); Des Plaines River (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Joliet.
 
Joliet's First Volunteer Fire Department Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 2, 2020
3. Joliet's First Volunteer Fire Department Marker
Marker (with "Merchant's Row") is in front of the bandshell.
 
 
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 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 7, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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