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Historical Markers in Homewood, Illinois

 
Clickable Map of Cook 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 Cook County, IL (400) DuPage County, IL (23) Kane County, IL (45) Lake County, IL (62) McHenry County, IL (36) Will County, IL (119) Lake County, IN (40) Porter County, IN (35) Berrien County, MI (77)  CookCounty(400) Cook County (400)  DuPageCounty(23) DuPage County (23)  KaneCounty(45) Kane County (45)  LakeCounty(62) Lake County (62)  McHenryCounty(36) McHenry County (36)  WillCounty(119) Will County (119)  LakeCountyIndiana(40) Lake County (40)  PorterCounty(35) Porter County (35)  BerrienCountyMichigan(77) Berrien County (77)
Chicago is the county seat for Cook County
Homewood is in Cook County
      Cook County (400)  
ADJACENT TO COOK COUNTY
      DuPage County (23)  
      Kane County (45)  
      Lake County (62)  
      McHenry County (36)  
      Will County (119)  
      Lake County, Indiana (40)  
      Porter County, Indiana (35)  
      Berrien County, Michigan (77)  
 
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1Illinois, Cook County, Homewood — Dixie Highway
On Dixie Highway at Hickory Road, on the right when traveling south on Dixie Highway.
Dixie Highway was the first national road linking industrial northern states to agricultural southern states. Several governors met in 1915 to consider an improved road to Miami. Ten states lobbied for inclusion, resulting in eastern and western . . . Map (db m87086) HM
2Illinois, Cook County, Homewood — Dixie Highway connected Chicago to Miami in the early days of automobile travelHomewood: a bustling town grows along a former Indian trail
On Dixie Highway at Hickory Road, on the right when traveling south on Dixie Highway.
Following a path worn by buffalo, Native Americans traveled the length of the eastern border of Illinois. French fur trapper-traders utilized the same trail. Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard, a fur trader for John Jacob Astor’s American Fur Trading . . . Map (db m87082) HM
3Illinois, Cook County, Homewood — Washington Park Racetrack
On Halstead Street (Illinois Route 1) at Maple Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Halstead Street.
Opening on July 3, 1926, with the American Derby and a $100,000 purse, Washington Park Racetrack, built by Washington Park Corporation and Illinois Jockey Club, became a home for the nation's finest thoroughbreds. Colonel Matt Winn and the American . . . Map (db m87089) HM
 
 
  
  
 
 
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Feb. 3, 2023