Lewistown Trail

Lewistown Trail (HMMVQ)

Location: Mt Carroll, IL 61053 Carroll County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 4.869', W 90° 2.568'

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Lewistown Trail ran from Springfield to Galena via Lewistown. From 1827 to 1837 it was one of the main routes to the Galena lead mines. In general the trail ran in a northerly direction, crossing the Rock River at Prophetstown. It then zigzagged over the glaciated slopes of Carroll County and at this point turned northward again toward Plum River, six miles away. In 1837 when a state road was established to Galena via Savanna, this portion of the old trail became a local wagon road. By the 1850's it was a post road to the mill towns of Jacobsville and Polsgrove.
Series This marker is part of the Illinois: Illinois State Historical Society series
Year Placed1971
Placed ByCarroll County Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 3:38pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 744608 N 4663018
Decimal Degrees42.08115000, -90.04280000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 4.869', W 90° 2.568'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 4' 52.14" N, 90° 2' 34.08" W
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Area Code(s)815
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9999 7 Hill Rd, Mt Carroll IL 61053, US
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