Historical markers identify,
honor and commemorate the important places, people, and events
that have contributed to the state's rich heritage. Historical
markers are our windows to the past. Historical markers can be
a vital education tool, informing people and students
about the most significant aspects of Illinois' past.
markers in your area are excellent examples of EcoCaches that
could be posted on this web site. In fact there might be additional
historical markers that people are not aware of that should be listed.
Below is a link with a simple description of historical markers
by county in Illinois. If you notice, there are counties that
do not have any historical markers. The question is: Are there
any for those counties?
It would be easy to add the latitude and longitude for the
marker as well as a picture and possibly a longer description
To list a local historical marker in your
area, have your students investigate and collect the following
- Picture of the marker so the text is
legible - we will resize it for the web page.
- Picture(s) of the location or features
- Coordinates in the standard form of
lattitude and longitude.
county name where the marker is placed.
A detailed description
of the site that the students can submit. Example: What
happened there? Text from the marker is great but the students
can use their own words to describe the
location. Let the students tell about their
experience, thoughts, what they learned from the site or
anything else they feel
to share from their visit. Give
a location in your area a voice as well as making your
mark on the world for your community!
- Optional: Include a related website.
- Optional: A
sound file or video clip created by the students.
a historical marker that isn't posted in the list below? Please
report it here!
Historical Marker's Page
Sponsored by the Illinois State Historical Society
You now have to click on the marker page to go there.
There isn't a direct link.
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