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

The Galena Road

 
 
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By David Seibert, May 28, 2012
1. The Galena Road Marker
Inscription. In the early 1830ís pioneer traffic moving north from Peoria crowded primitive trails and forced a direct route to Galena. In 1833, Levi Warnerís state survey marked the Galena Road. It cut through this schoolyard. Private Abraham Lincoln passed this site June 13, 1832 in Captain Elijah Ilesís Black Hawk War Company.
 
Erected 1964 by Polo Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
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.
 
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); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 9.2 miles away); Dixon Memorial Swimming Pool (approx. 9.4 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. 9.5 miles away); Berlin Wall Replica
The Galena Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 28, 2012
2. The Galena Road Marker
(approx. 9.5 miles away); The Wings of Peace and Freedom (approx. 9.5 miles away); Dixon Public Library (approx. 9.5 miles away); Lincoln Supports Fremont for President (approx. 9.5 miles away).
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesWars, US Indian
 
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. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 365 times since then and 25 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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