Great American Crossroads in Illinois

Great American Crossroads in Illinois (HM1RUW)

Location: Plainfield, IL 60544 Will County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 36.493', W 88° 12.713'

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Illinois Lincoln Highway

The two longest highways in America, the Lincoln Highway and Route 66 intersect in Plainfield and Joliet Illinois. This famous historic crossroads intersects for three blocks [in] the heart of downtown Plainfield with road signs to mark where both roads are aligned.
The Lincoln Highway also crosses another important road, the Dixie Highway which goes to Miami, Florida. Carl G. Fisher developed the idea of the Lincoln Highway as well as the Dixie Highway. In Chicago Heights near the Indiana border the Arche Memorial Fountain built in 1916 marks this crossing of these famous highways, with the image of Lincoln on a penny.
In 1926, Route 66 went from Chicago to Santa Monica, California consisting of a collection of two-lane concrete or paved roads. The route runs through the states of Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. John Steinbeck called it the "Mother Road" in his book The Grapes of Wrath
The Lincoln Highway crosses the Great River Road in Fulton along the Mississippi River. This road is known as America's north and south transcontinental highway extending from Minnesota to Louisiana.
Image: "A. F. Bement and G. S. Hoag in front of official Packard at the end of Hoag's"
Lincoln Highway Digital Image Collection, Special Collections Library, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
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HM NumberHM1RUW
Placed ByIllinois Lincoln Highway Coalition
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, April 24th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 399020 N 4606987
Decimal Degrees41.60821667, -88.21188333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 36.493', W 88° 12.713'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 36' 29.58" N, 88° 12' 42.78" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)815, 630, 312
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1000 IL-126, Plainfield IL 60544, US
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