“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Kankakee County, Illinois

Clickable Map of Kankakee County, Illinois and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Kankakee County, IL (16) Ford County, IL (2) Grundy County, IL (12) Iroquois County, IL (7) Livingston County, IL (47) Will County, IL (142) Lake County, IN (59) Newton County, IN (9)  KankakeeCounty(16) Kankakee County (16)  FordCounty(2) Ford County (2)  GrundyCounty(12) Grundy County (12)  IroquoisCounty(7) Iroquois County (7)  LivingstonCounty(47) Livingston County (47)  WillCounty(142) Will County (142)  LakeCountyIndiana(59) Lake County (59)  NewtonCounty(9) Newton County (9)
Kankakee is the county seat for Kankakee County
Adjacent to Kankakee County, Illinois
      Ford County (2)  
      Grundy County (12)  
      Iroquois County (7)  
      Livingston County (47)  
      Will County (142)  
      Lake County, Indiana (59)  
      Newton County, Indiana (9)  
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1 Illinois, Kankakee County, Aroma Park — McHie Ferry
Historical Marker McHie Ferry Est. 1910 - Disc. 1920 Kankakee County's First Ferry Made by Wm. and James McHie Aroma Park Lions ClubMap (db m9675) HM
2 Illinois, Kankakee County, Bourbonnais — Jardin aux Potages
Many of the nineteenth-century French-Canadian settlers of Bourbonnais Grove planted the Jardin aux Potages (literaly translated from French to English as “Garden of the Kitchen”). Altough local history does not indicate the exact . . . Map (db m105653) HM
3 Illinois, Kankakee County, Bourbonnais — A Night of Tragedy and HeroismMonday, March 15, 1999
[left panel] Darkness engulfed the frozen landscape of the northern edge of Bourbonnais on the evening of Monday, March 15, 1999, when the Amtrak train, the City of New Orleans, heading south from Chicago, collided at the McKnight . . . Map (db m177502) HM
4 Illinois, Kankakee County, Bourbonnais — Bourbonnais Grove
Bourbonnais Grove’s first families came from Quebec’s Upper St. Lawrence Valley in the 1830s and ’40s to settle what would become the largest 19th century French-Canadian agrarian village in Illinois. Some immigrants moved on to found St. Anne, St. . . . Map (db m105623) HM
5 Illinois, Kankakee County, Bourbonnais — Dedicated to the MemoryGurdon Saltonstall Hubbard, Noel Le Vasseur, Francois Bourbonnais — Father de Pontavisse —
Dedicated to the memory of Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard, Noel Le Vasseur, Francois Bourbonnais—early pioneers in the employ of The American Fur Company who had a post near this site. Father de Pontavisse, first priest and religious . . . Map (db m105636) HM
6 Illinois, Kankakee County, Bourbonnais — Durham-Perry Farmstead
Durham-Perry Farmstead is located on the Perry Farm. It is maintained and operated as an historic site by the Bourbonnais Township Park District. This plan shows the farmstead as it is today. The drawing is not the scale. The farmstead occupies . . . Map (db m58104) HM
7 Illinois, Kankakee County, Bourbonnais — Noël Le Vasseur1799-1879
Father of Bourbonnais Voyageur, Fur Trader and First Permanent Settler of Bourbonnais GroveNoël Le Vasseur and his wife Watch-e-kee arrived here in 1832. He bought large tracts of land from the Potawatomi Indians and encouraged hundreds of . . . Map (db m177500) HM
8 Illinois, Kankakee County, Bourbonnais — Rockville Illinois
In 1835 near this site Rockville Village and Rockville Post Office were established.Map (db m33667) HM
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9 Illinois, Kankakee County, Bourbonnais — The Durham-Perry Family Legacy
Thomas Durham bought 160 acres on this site in 1835 from Gurdon S. Hubbard. Known as the Jonveau Reserve, the land lay in an area called Bourbonnais Grove. Durham opened 20 acres for cultivation. In January 1836, parts of Cook and Iroquois Counties . . . Map (db m105729) HM
10 Illinois, Kankakee County, Bourbonnais — The Durham-Perry Farmstead Home
Thomas Durham, a Quaker, was born on October 1, 1784, in Brunswick, Virginia, to “a large and influential family” of English origin. They had settled in Virginia in the later part of the 17th or early part of the 18th century. . . . Map (db m105800) HM
11 Illinois, Kankakee County, Momence — Dixie Highway Connected Chicago to Miami in the Early Days of Automobile TravelMomence: a hunter, trapper and fisherman's paradise along the beautiful Kankakee
Before there was farmland, there were untamed wetlands. One of the largest in North America was the Grand Kankakee Marsh, which saturated nearly a million acres east of Momence and into northern Indiana. This vast wetland, larger than the Florida . . . Map (db m177895) HM
12 Illinois, Kankakee County, Momence — Edward Chipman Public LibraryNational Register of Historic Places
1912 Edward Chipman Public Library has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m177980) HM
13 Illinois, Kankakee County, Momence — First National Bank1906
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Contributing property to the Downtown Momence Historic DistrictMap (db m177994) HM
14 Illinois, Kankakee County, Momence — Gettysburg AddressNovember 19, 1863 — 1809 • Abraham Lincoln • 1865 —
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, . . . Map (db m177993) HM WM
15 Illinois, Kankakee County, Momence — Hubbard Trail
This trail was blazed by Gurdon S. Hubbard, 1822–1824, connecting the trading posts of the American Fur Company between Vincennes and Chicago. Momence, near the upper crossing of the Kankakee River, is on this trail. Known also as the . . . Map (db m105838) HM
16 Illinois, Kankakee County, Woodland — Walter Andrew and George Hess, Pioneers
In honor of Walter, Andrew and George Hess, pioneers, whose frontier courage, strength and spirit typified the early days in the Kankakee Valley. Settled here 1839.Map (db m216216) HM
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Dec. 4, 2023