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Near Grand Detour in Lee County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Site of the First Cabin Built for Hon. Joseph Crawford

1835

 
 
Site of the First Cabin Built for Hon. Joseph Crawford Marker image. Click for full size.
May 16, 2021
1. Site of the First Cabin Built for Hon. Joseph Crawford Marker
Inscription.  
This stone is near the
site of the first cabin
built for
Hon. Joseph Crawford
1835 He was born in Pa. 1811
Died at Dixon Ill. Aug. 11,
1891

Deputy County Surveyor
of North Western Ill.
1836 to 1841

State Representative
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 & PoliticsIndustry & CommerceSettlements & 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 Factory
Site of the First Cabin Built for Hon. Joseph Crawford Marker image. Click for full size.
May 16, 2021
2. Site of the First Cabin Built for Hon. Joseph Crawford Marker
Cabin remains are not visible.
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(approx. one mile away); Erected 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 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 19, 2021. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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