Troy Grove in La Salle County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok
Erected 1929 by State of Illinois.
Location. 41° 27.976′ N, 89° 5.031′ W. Marker is in Troy Grove, Illinois, in La Salle County. Marker is on Main Street north of Ottawa Street, on the right. Touch for map. Marker and bronze sculpture are located in the middle of a park on the west side of Main Street north of Ottawa Street. Marker is in this post office area: Troy Grove IL 61372, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cherry Mine Disaster (approx. 7.2 miles away); Dr. Paul Carus / Dr. Daisetz Teitaru Suzuki La Salle-Peru, Illinois (approx. 9.2 miles away); LaSalle City Hall-1906 (approx. 9½ miles away); Isam W. Seaton (1823-1903) and James H. Seaton (1828-1913) (approx. 12.2 miles away).
More about this marker. The park and marker are where Hickok's boyhood home was located. The home was too rundown to be salvaged and was torn down in the early 20th century.
Also see . . . Wild Bill Hickok Statue by William Piller. William Piller is a local sculptor commissioned to provide the bust of Wild Bill in Troy Grove. He also cast a full bronze statue of Wild Bill for his home town of Mendota. (Submitted on May 18, 2010, by John Desaulniers, Jr. of Mingo, Iowa.)
1. Troy Grove - originally Homer
When James Butler Hickok was born in what is now called Troy Grove, Illinois, it was then known as Homer. It's name was later changed when it was learned that there was another town named Homer in down state Illinois.
— Submitted May 18, 2010, by John Desaulniers, Jr. of Mingo, Iowa.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2010, by John Desaulniers, Jr. of Mingo, Iowa. This page has been viewed 2,079 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 18, 2010, by John Desaulniers, Jr. of Mingo, Iowa. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.