Elgin in Kane County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Elgin National Watch Company
Erected 1989 by The Elgin Heritage Commission and the Illinois State Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
Location. 42° 1.785′ N, 88° 16.641′ W. Marker is in Elgin, Illinois, in Kane County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East National StreetTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elgin IL 60120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. W.W. I Memorial Davidson Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Memorial Tribute to Elgin Academy's Patriotic Sons Who Served in the Great Civil War, 1861-1865 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Elgin National Watch Company Factory Bell (approx. 0.8 miles away); Elgin's Masonic Temple Cornerstone (approx. 0.8 miles away); Elgin Milk Condensing Company (approx. 0.9 miles away); Elgin (approx. 1.6 miles away); Illinois Watch Case Company (approx. 1.6 miles away); Elgin Road Races (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elgin.
Also see . . .
1. Elgin National Watch Co. The large plant at Elgin was closed in 1965 and demolished the following year. (Submitted on May 18, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
2. Elgin National Watch Company - Wikipedia. Website contains a photo of the factory. (Submitted on May 19, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 922 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 3. submitted on May 21, 2012. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.