Historic Tree

Historic Tree (HM12VM)

Location: Petersburg, IL 62675 Menard County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 56.702', W 89° 50.78'

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To the south stands a mature red hawthorne tree, planted around 1930 under the direction of the Garden Clubs of Illinois to beautify the highways leading to Lincoln's new Salem. Several organizations, including the Civilian Conservation Corps, undertook the task digging hundreds of young native trees from nearby farms and planting them along Illinois Routes 97, 125 and 29. The surviving specimens are a reminder that the people of Illinois have long cherished their association with the 16th President of the United States.
HM NumberHM12VM
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 5:06am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 256825 N 4425536
Decimal Degrees39.94503333, -89.84633333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.702', W 89° 50.78'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 42.12" N, 89° 50' 46.80" W
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Area Code(s)217
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1555-1599 Co Hwy 4, Petersburg IL 62675, US
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