“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Grand Detour, Illinois

Clickable Map of Lee 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> Lee County, IL (18) Bureau County, IL (14) DeKalb County, IL (4) LaSalle County, IL (73) Ogle County, IL (20) Whiteside County, IL (6)  LeeCounty(18) Lee County (18)  BureauCounty(14) Bureau County (14)  DeKalbCounty(4) DeKalb County (4)  LaSalleCounty(73) LaSalle County (73)  OgleCounty(20) Ogle County (20)  WhitesideCounty(6) Whiteside County (6)
Dixon is the county seat for Lee County
Grand Detour is in Lee County
      Lee County (18)  
      Bureau County (14)  
      DeKalb County (4)  
      LaSalle County (73)  
      Ogle County (20)  
      Whiteside County (6)  
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1Illinois (Lee County), Grand Detour — La Sallier's Cabin
The first trading post between Fort Dearborn and the Mississippi River stood on the high knoll overlooking Franklin Creek one-third of a mile west of this spot. About 1800-1836.Map (db m131910) HM
2Illinois (Lee County), Grand Detour — Site of the First Cabin Built for Hon. Joseph Crawford1835
This stone is near the site of the first cabin built for Hon. Joseph Crawford 1835 He was born in Pa. 1811 Died at Dixon Ill. Aug. 11, 1891 Deputy County Surveyor of North Western Ill. 1836 to 1841 State Representative . . . Map (db m173530) HM
3Illinois (Ogle County), Grand Detour — Erected to the memory of Leonard Andrus founder of the village of Grand Detour Illinois 1835
Erected to the memory of Leonard Andrus founder of the village of Grand Detour Illinois 1835. Adjudicator of land claims, ferry operator, carrier of mail and travelers, first commissioner of schools in Ogle County, manufacturer, vestryman, . . . Map (db m131733) HM
4Illinois (Ogle County), Grand Detour — Grand Detour, Illinois
Early French traders who traveled the Rock River named the large bend southwest of this point, Grand Detour. Winnebago and Potawatomi villages in the area made it a prominent location for fur trading posts, and during the 1820's the United States . . . Map (db m131290) HM
5Illinois (Ogle County), Grand Detour — The Grand Detour Plow Factory
John Deere came to Grand Detour in 1836. In 1837, he fashioned a steel plow out of a broken sawmill blade in his blacksmith shop situated in the nearby John Deere Historic Site. In 1843, John Deere and Leonard Andrus formed a partnership to . . . Map (db m131288) HM
6Illinois (Ogle County), Grand Detour — Upper Ferry Landing
Near here was the landing site of the Upper Ferry, one of two ferries providing the first established crossing of the Rock River into Grand Detour. Authorized by local ordinance in 1837, they were the sole means of commercial access to the south and . . . Map (db m131289) HM
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Sep. 27, 2022