Search
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

MarkerDetails

Marker Details

Historical Marker:

Buffalo Grove


Picture:
Location:
The marker is located in the extreme southwest outskirts of Polo about 0.5 miles west of IL Route 52. It is on the southeast corner of Galena Trail Road and Millidgeville Road (also called Oregon Trail Road).
Latitude:
41.9808
Longitude:
-89.5949
Dedication Date:
01/01/1964
Dedication By:
Polo Historical Society and The Illinois State Historical Soceity

Marker Description:
The Indians called this area Nanusha (buffalo). The first settlers arrived here in 1829 and six years later a village, St. Marion, was laid out. About 1840 the name was changed to Buffalo Grove and the village prospered until 1855 when the railroad steamed through Polo. Naturalist John Burroughs taught here in 1856-1857.
Map:

Print marker information

Terms Of UsePrivacy StatementCopyright 2017 by Illinois State Historical Society
Back To Top