Monticello in Piatt County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Trail of Death
— Sept. 21, 1838 —
Erected 1988 by Boy Scout Daniel Valentine (Eagle Award).
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Notable Events • Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Potawatomi Trail of Death series list.
Location. 40° 1.67′ N, 88° 34.531′ W. Marker is in Monticello, Illinois, in Piatt County. Marker is on West Center Street west of North Market Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monticello IL 61856, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Potawatomi Trail of Death (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. ¼ mile away); Piatt County Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Monticello Journeys Lincoln in Monticello (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lincoln - Douglas (approx. 1.4 miles away); Railroads Bring Change (approx. 2 miles away); Bement Goes to War (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monticello.
Also see . . .
1. History and More Items:. This Official Web-site of the "Potawatomi Trail of Death Association" is the center of activity and information - with many excellent links. (Submitted on July 19, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. Trail of Death map::. Also, some facts of things that happened along the way of travel. (Submitted on July 19, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
3. Eye-witness Journals, Letters, & Newspaper Items::. A good Secondary Source location for a number of other reports. (Submitted on July 19, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 844 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 19, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.