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Pontiac in Livingston County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Historic Route 66 Illinois

 
 
Historic Route 66 Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 29, 2020
1. Historic Route 66 Illinois Marker
Inscription.  You are traveling on one of the most famous roads in the world. On September 25, 2005, Illinois Route 66 was designated as a National Scenic Byway by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
 
Erected by Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the U.S. Route 66 🛣️ series list.
 
Location. 40° 52.856′ N, 88° 37.728′ W. Marker is in Pontiac, Illinois, in Livingston County. Marker is on North Main Street south of West Howard Street (Illinois Route 116), on the right when traveling south. Marker is located behind the Route 66 Association of Illinois Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 West Howard Street, Pontiac IL 61764, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bob Waldmire Road Yacht (a few steps from this marker); Pontiac, Illinois (a few steps from this marker); Pontiac City Hall and Fire Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Route 66 Wishing Well & Sign Countryside, Illinois 1941-2007
Historic Route 66 Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 29, 2020
2. Historic Route 66 Illinois Marker
Behind Route 66 Association of Illinois Museum. In background is Bob Waldmire's "Road Yacht" which is on display.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Original Washington Street Route 66 Bricks (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Memorial - Livingston County Illinois (within shouting distance of this marker); Livingston County War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Desert Storm - War Memorial (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pontiac.
 
More about this marker. There are two identical markers in the Illinois towns of Southern View (near Springfield) and Staunton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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