Illinois Historical Markers by County

County Name Location Latitude Longitude Erected Re-Dedicated Erected By Description
DuPage Army Trail Road The marker is located in Alddison on the grounds of the Village Hall at 1 Friendship Plaza near the intersection of Army Trail Road and West Lake Road. (missing) 41° 55.935 -087° 59.420 5/27/1974 The DuPAge Chapter, Daughters of the American Colonists and The Illinois State Historical Society This road followed an Indian trail that began in Chicago and went through DuPage, Kane, DeKalb, Boone, and Winnebago Counties to a Winnebago village at Beloit, Wisconsin. In August, 1832, during the Black Hawk War, United States Army reinforcements from the eastern department followed the trail. Their General, Winfield Scott, left Chicago ahead of the troops and took a different route to the war area.Delayed by cholera, his men did not reach the front until after the Black Hawk's defeat. The tracks left by heavy army wagons formed a road for early settlers.
DuPage Fort Payne The marker is located in Naperville on US 34, on the North Central College Campus near Merner Fieldhouse. 41° 46.245 -088° 08.714 1964 The DuPage County Historical Society and The Illinois State Historical Society Near this site in 1832, a 100-foot square stockade enclosed by wooden pickets, with two blockhouses on diagonal corners, was built. Here Captain Morgan L. Payne and his company of forty-five men protected the settlers from roaming Sauk Indians during the Black Hawk War.
DuPage Stacy's Tavern The marker is located in Glen Ellyn in Stacy’s Park at the intersection of North Main Street and Geneva Road. 41° 53.385 -088° 03.913 1967 The DuPage Chapter, Daughters of the American Colonists and The Illinois State Historical Society Moses Stacy, soldier in the War of 1812, arrived here in 1835. This inn, built in 1846 and his second home, was a half way stop for between Chicago and the Fox River Valley and a probable stage stop for Rockford - Galena coaches. For many years the village was called 'Stacy's Corners.'

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