The Galena Road

The Galena Road (HM11RI)

Location: Polo, IL 61064 Ogle County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 57.571', W 89° 34.763'

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In the early 1830's pioneer traffic moving north from Peoria crowded primitive trails and forced a direct route to Galena. In 1833, Levi Warner's state survey marked the Galena Road. It cut through this schoolyard. Private Abraham Lincoln passed this site June 13, 1832 in Captain Elijah Iles's Black Hawk War Company.
HM NumberHM11RI
Series This marker is part of the Illinois: Illinois State Historical Society series
Year Placed1964
Placed ByPolo Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 4:42pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 286238 N 4648499
Decimal Degrees41.95951667, -89.57938333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 57.571', W 89° 34.763'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 57' 34.26" N, 89° 34' 45.78" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)815
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 523-709 W Henry Rd, Polo IL 61064, US
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