Lewistown Trail
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose
N 42° 04.870 W 090° 02.565
15T E 744612 N 4663020
The story of a pioneer trail.
Waymark Code: WM9CKB
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 08/01/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Corp Of Discovery
Views: 5

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 Jacksonville and Polsgrove.
County: Carroll

Historical Society: Carroll County Historical Society and The Illinois State Historical Society

Dedication Date: 01/01/1971

Location: In a large turnout area, 3.3 miles west of Mt. Carroll along US 52 and IL 64, in Center Hill Cemetery, just west of Center Hill Church.

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