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Historical Markers in Ford County, Illinois

 
Clickable Map of Ford County, Illinois and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Ford County, IL (2) Champaign County, IL (22) Iroquois County, IL (7) Kankakee County, IL (16) Livingston County, IL (47) McLean County, IL (107) Vermilion County, IL (63)  FordCounty(2) Ford County (2)  ChampaignCounty(22) Champaign County (22)  IroquoisCounty(7) Iroquois County (7)  KankakeeCounty(16) Kankakee County (16)  LivingstonCounty(47) Livingston County (47)  McLeanCounty(107) McLean County (107)  VermilionCounty(63) Vermilion County (63)
Paxton is the county seat for Ford County
Adjacent to Ford County, Illinois
      Champaign County (22)  
      Iroquois County (7)  
      Kankakee County (16)  
      Livingston County (47)  
      McLean County (107)  
      Vermilion County (63)  
 
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1Illinois, Ford County, Guthrie — Miner Grade School
One-room schoolhouses in Illinois date from the 1855 free school law, which gave local townships the incentive to create school districts with elected boards that could levy taxes to support the schools and pay teachers. It is estimated Illinois . . . Map (db m176682) HM
2Illinois, Ford County, Paxton — The Ottawa Travel Road - Ten Mile Grove
The Ottawa Travel Road begins in Danville. Of prehistoric origin it was used until the early 1850's. It wandered northwest following higher ground, fording streams and detouring around seasonal obstructions. Here at Ten Mile Grove it divided, one . . . Map (db m157152) HM
 
 
  
  
  
 
 
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Feb. 3, 2023