Lewistown Trail

Lewistown Trail (HM2DW7)

Location: Lewistown, IL 61542 Fulton County
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N 40° 23.808', W 90° 9.32'

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Lewistown Trail, from Springfield to Galena via Lewistown, was one of the main routes to the Galena Lead Mines from 1827 to 1837. The Trail crossed the Illinois River at Havana, where Ossian M. Ross, the founder of Lewistown, operated a ferry. He was one of three men who surveyed and marked out the trail. The Springfield-Lewistown section was made a post road in 1834. At that time Abraham Lincoln was postmaster at New Salem, one of the towns on the road.
HM NumberHM2DW7
Year Placed1974
Placed ByFulton County Historical Society and Illinois State Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, January 28th, 2019 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 741424 N 4475685
Decimal Degrees40.39680000, -90.15533333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 23.808', W 90° 9.32'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 23' 48.48" N, 90° 9' 19.2" W
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Area Code(s)309
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 N Main St, Lewistown IL 61542, US
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