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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Jo Daviess County, Illinois
Adjacent to Jo Daviess County, Illinois
► Carroll County (11) ► Stephenson County (4) ► Dubuque County, Iowa (18) ► Jackson County, Iowa (1) ► Grant County, Wisconsin (33) ► Lafayette County, Wisconsin (23)
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|Dedicated in memory
of all veterans of
the area who have
served and especially
to those who gave
their lives in
service of our
country in all our
conflicts. — — Map (db m22916) HM|
"First Pioneer Settlers
in Jo Daviess County to
Turn the Prairie Sod --
1827 - 1853."
"Their Courage and Endurance
Paved the Way."
We Follow in Their Footsteps! — — Map (db m90175) HM|
|In 1892, Benjamin Franklin Felt, a retired local merchant, presented the Galena City Council with a petition to fund a free public library. When the council said no, Felt and his daughter Anna opened their parlor to the public as a lending library. . . . — — Map (db m171100) HM|
|Opened in April, 1855, the five-story, 240 room De Soto House was “the largest and most luxurious hotel in the West.” Abraham Lincoln spoke from its balcony in 1856 and Stephen A. Douglas in 1858. Ulysses S. Grant maintained his 1868 . . . — — Map (db m72275) HM|
Has been designated a
Under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1930
This site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating and illustrating
the history of the United . . . — — Map (db m72330) HM|