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Near Polo in Ogle County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Galena Road

 
 
The Galena Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 28, 2012
1. The Galena Road Marker
Inscription.  In the early 1830’s pioneer traffic moving north from Peoria crowded primitive trails and forced a direct route to Galena. In 1833, Levi Warner’s state survey marked the Galena Road. It cut through this schoolyard. Private Abraham Lincoln passed this site June 13, 1832 in Captain Elijah Iles’s Black Hawk War Company.
 
Erected 1964 by Polo Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Illinois State Historical Society series lists.
 
Location. 41° 57.571′ N, 89° 34.763′ W. Marker is near Polo, Illinois, in Ogle County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 52 and West Henry Road, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 52. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Polo IL 61064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lincoln in Polo (approx. 1.9 miles away); Site of Eagle Point Gang Plow Factory (approx.
The Galena Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 28, 2012
2. The Galena Road Marker
5.7 miles away); 82 Rods South of This Spot Was Born in a Log Cabin (approx. 6.8 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 9.2 miles away); Dixon Memorial Swimming Pool (approx. 9.4 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. 9˝ miles away); Berlin Wall Replica (approx. 9˝ miles away); The Wings of Peace and Freedom (approx. 9˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Polo.
 
The Galena Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 28, 2012
3. The Galena Road Marker
Looking north, US Highway 52, the Galena Road at this point, is on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 490 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 29, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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