Historical Markers in
Logan County, Illinois

1870 Atlanta Public School Stone 1917 Krupp K-14 Light Artillery Cannon Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln, Illinois Abraham Lincoln at Postville Atlanta High School Cornerstone Atlanta Public Library-Museum Bi-Plane - Train Race 1910 Box Car #6 Bunyon's Statue Bushnell Grist Mill Centennial Park Circuit Court Stop Deskins Tavern Drinking Fountain Elkhart Cemetery Elkhart Public Library Elkhart, Illinois Engine House #5 Field Marker Stone Heritage Corner In Memory of Abraham Lincoln J.H. Hawes Grain Elevator Judge Davis and Lincoln at Deskins Inn Kickapoo Town Kickapoo Town Knights of Pythias "Memorial Tree" Stone Library Clock Tower Lincoln Chautauqua Lincoln College Lincoln Public Library Lincoln Rallies the People Lincoln Rustic Scene of Conspiracy Lincoln With John Dean Gillett Lincoln, Illinois Lincoln-Latham-Douglas at the Kentucky House Lincoln's Elkhart Connection Lincoln's Law Practice Lincoln's Lincoln Lincoln's Lot Logan County Circuit Court Logan County's Civil War Dead Middletown's Lincoln Mt. Pulaski Court House Pig Hip Restaurant Postville Court House Site Postville Courthouse State Historic Site Postville Park Roadside Attractions Robert B. Latham Home Route 66 in Elkhart Samuel C. Parks Scale House #2 Stephen A. Douglas Speech The First Poem by Langston Hughes The J.H. Hawes Grain Elevator Museum The Lincoln House The Mill on 66 The Niebuhr Family of Theologians The Tropics The William Maxwell Boyhood Home This Lot was Owned by Abraham Lincoln Veterans Memorial Vietnam War Memorial Welcome #1 Welcome to the Atlanta Route 66 Park Wheels of Fortune on 66 "Atlanta: Midway on Illinois' Mother Road" Mural "J.M. Judy & Son's" Mural "Palms Grill Café" Mural "Reisch Beer" Mural "Wide Awakes" March in Atlanta "Wisteria Café" Mural
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The World's Columbian Exposition, also known as the Chicago World's Fair, was held in Chicago in 1893. The fair was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World, and it attracted over 27 million visitors from around the world.
Logan County, Illinois has a rich history that dates back centuries. The area was originally inhabited by Native American tribes, such as the Kickapoo and Shawnee. In the early 1800s, European settlers began to arrive and establish communities in this region. The county was officially formed on February 15, 1839, and named after Dr. John Logan, a prominent physician and political figure.

One significant event in Logan County's history was the development of the Illinois and Michigan Canal. Construction of the canal began in the 1830s and was completed in 1848. This waterway helped to connect the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River and played a crucial role in the transportation of goods and people throughout the region. It also contributed to the growth and prosperity of Logan County and the surrounding areas.

Another important milestone in Logan County's history was the arrival of the Chicago and Alton Railroad in the mid-1850s. This railroad provided a faster and more efficient means of transportation, which spurred further economic development in the county. Logan County became a key hub for trade and agriculture, with the railroad facilitating the transportation of products like grain and livestock.

Throughout the 20th century, Logan County experienced various changes and developments. The county's agricultural industry remained a vital part of its economy, with corn and soybean production being particularly prominent. Additionally, the county saw the growth of several towns and the establishment of educational institutions and healthcare facilities.

Overall, Logan County's history is marked by its early settlement, the development of transportation networks, and the growth of its agricultural economy. Today, the county continues to thrive as a vibrant community with a strong sense of its historical roots.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Logan County, Illinois.

  • 1824 - Logan County was established on February 15.
  • 1848 - The Illinois and Michigan Canal opened, providing a transportation route through the county.
  • 1853 - The city of Lincoln was incorporated on August 27, named after Abraham Lincoln.
  • 1855 - The Chicago & Alton Railroad reached Lincoln, improving transportation in the area.
  • 1865 - Abraham Lincoln's funeral train passed through Lincoln on May 3.
  • 1873 - The Lincoln College was founded.
  • 1903 - The Lincoln Developmental Center (formerly the Illinois Asylum for Feeble-Minded Children) was established.
  • 1954 - The William Maxwell Boyhood Home was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
  • 1965 - Lincoln Community High School was built.
  • 1991 - The Heritage In Flight Museum opened at the Logan County Airport.