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Aurora in Kane County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Joseph and Samuel McCarty

Founders of Aurora

— 1834 —

 
 
Joseph and Samuel McCarty Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 7, 2016
1. Joseph and Samuel McCarty Marker
Inscription.  

Two brothers, ages 24 & 22, from New York State,
built their log cabin, dam, and sawmill near this site.

 
Erected 1975 by The Aurora Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 41° 45.448′ N, 88° 18.807′ W. Marker is in Aurora, Illinois, in Kane County. Marker is at the intersection of Galena Boulevard and the east bank of the Fox River, on the left when traveling east on Galena Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 44 East Galena Boulevard, Aurora IL 60505, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. German-American Bank Building • American National Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Aurora National Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Paramount Theatre (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 31 North Broadway (about 400 feet away); Aurora Hotel • Leland Hotel (about 500 feet away); The City of Lights
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(about 500 feet away); Leland Hotel (about 600 feet away); Dedicated in Memory of Our Fathers (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aurora.
 
Also see . . .
1. Aurora, Illinois. City website homepage (Submitted on April 25, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Aurora Illinois. Encyclopedia of Chicago website entry (Submitted on April 25, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Aurora Historical Society. Kane County, Illinois: History, Genealogy & Today website entry (Submitted on April 25, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Joseph and Samuel McCarty Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 7, 2016
2. Joseph and Samuel McCarty Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 545 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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