Near Grand Detour in Lee County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Site of the First Cabin Built for Hon. Joseph Crawford
site of the first cabin
Hon. Joseph Crawford
1835 He was born in Pa. 1811
Died at Dixon Ill. Aug. 11,
Deputy County Surveyor
of North Western Ill.
1836 to 1841
1849 to 1854
President of Lee County
National Bank 1865
Mayor of Dixon Ill.
1873 to 1875
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
Location. 41° 53.22′ N, 89° 23.874′ W. Marker is near Grand Detour, Illinois, in Lee County. Marker is on Lost Nation Road (County Road 1) half a mile north of Cap Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1211 Lost Nation Rd, Dixon IL 61021, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. La Sallier's Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Upper Ferry Landing (approx. one mile away); Grand Detour, Illinois (approx. one mile away); The Grand Detour Plow FactoryErected to the memory of Leonard Andrus founder of the village of Grand Detour Illinois 1835 (approx. one mile away); Lincoln in the Black Hawk War (approx. 5 miles away); Lincoln Supports Fremont for President (approx. 5.3 miles away); Ward T. Miller (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Detour.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2021. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 19, 2021. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.