Lewellen in Garden County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Oregon Trail
Travelers reached this point over the trail you see stretching out across the prairie to the southeast. They left the last real settlement at Westport Landing or at Independence, some 600 miles from here. Most of them took about 40 days to reach this point. They were still less than a third of the way to Oregon.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Trail marker series.
Location. 41° 15.652′ N, 102° 6.906′ W. Marker is in Lewellen, Nebraska, in Garden County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 26, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Windlass Hill section of Ash Hollow State Historical Park. Marker is in this post office area: Lewellen NE 69147, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Descent of Windlass Hill (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Oregon Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wagon Ruts (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wagons in the West Rough Going (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Oregon Trail (approx. half a mile away); Windlass Hill Pioneer Homestead (approx. 1.6 miles away); School District 55 (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewellen.
More about this marker. A picture on the marker features emigrants traveling the Oregon Trail.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 209 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 17, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.