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Tallula in Menard County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Sangamon River

 
 
Sangamon River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 9, 2012
1. Sangamon River Marker
Inscription.  The Sangamon River lies just a few miles to the east. The river's flowing water served as a travel conduit for Native Americans and early European explorers to the region. Settlers also depended heavily on the river for powering their mills. The river's floodplain and bluffs were generally covered with forests, which appealed to arriving settlers mostly from the uplands of the southern states. The timber provided logs for their houses, fences for newly cleared agricultural fields, and fuel for heating their homes during the long, cold winters.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 39° 56.702′ N, 89° 50.78′ W. Marker is in Tallula, Illinois, in Menard County. Marker is at the intersection of Illinois Route 123 and Illinois Route 97 on State Route 123. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tallula IL 62688, 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. New Salem (here, next to this marker); Historic Tree (here, next to this marker); Prairie Land (here, next to this
Sangamon River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 9, 2012
2. Sangamon River Marker
marker); Mentor Graham (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); The New Salem Lincoln League (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Survey of Petersburg (approx. 4˝ miles away); The Frackelton State Bank (approx. 4˝ miles away); R & D Frackelton General Store (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallula.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 361 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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