West Dundee Riverwalk
In 1837, a young Scot settler drew a straw that gave him the privilege of naming his new home, and he chose to name it after his home town - Dundee, Scotland.
There are over 200 islands in the Fox River between McHenry and Ottawa.
Flora in this region begins with blooming skunk cabbage in late February and end with goldenrods and gentians in late October.
At least 248 of the 299 bird species common to Illinois can be found in the Fox River basin, including 30 state-threatened or endangered species.
W. [William] W. & Phebe Welch (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Duff House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pinkerton’s Early Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Otto J. Maha (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dundee Veterans Honor Roll (approx. 0.4 miles away); Billy and Ma Sunday (approx. 1.6 miles away); Illinois Watch Case Company (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Dundee.
Erected by Village of West Dundee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1837.
Location. 42° 6.148′ N, 88° 17.018′ W. Marker is in West Dundee, Illinois, in Kane County. Marker is on Lincoln Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Along the Fox River between Main and 6th Streets, Dundee IL 60118, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 425 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 9, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.