The Lincoln Highway in
Illinois

The Lincoln Highway enters Illinois from the east on U.S. 30. The route runs west through Chicago Heights, where the highway crossed the Dixie Highway, commemorated at Arche Park.

The Lincoln Highway continues west through New Lenox to Joliet, and then northwest, still on U.S. 30, through Plainfield, crossing historic Route 66 on the way to Aurora.

From Aurora, the highway takes Illinois state route (IL) 31 north towards Geneva. At Geneva, it turns west on IL 38 toward De Kalb.

The Lincoln Highway continues west on IL 38 through Rochelle to Franklin Grove, the location of the National Headquarters of the Lincoln Highway Association.

The highway continues west on IL 38 through Dixon. Visitors should be sure to stop at the Lincoln Monument located here.

West of Sterling, the Lincoln Highway rejoins U.S. 30, goes through Morrison, and then IL 136 into Fulton. A Lincoln Highway information center is in the windmill near the crossing of the Mississippi River into Iowa.

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[Photo of National Headquarters of the Lincoln Highway Association]
National Headquarters of the Lincoln Highway Association in Franklin Grove
Photo by Ruth Frantz


Highlights

[Photo of fountain in Chicago Heights
The Arche Fountain in Chicago Heights
Photo by Ruth Frantz

[Photo of road in Frankfort]
Old Lincoln Highway pavement in Frankfort
Photo by Ruth Frantz

[Photo of Lincoln-Way High School in New Lenox]
Lincoln-Way High School and Lincoln Highway marker in New Lenox
Photo by Ruth Frantz

[Photo of Fabyan Villa Museum]
Fabyan Villa Museum in Geneva
Photo by Ruth Frantz

[Photo of Railroad Park in Rochelle]
Railroad Park in Rochelle
Photo by Ruth Frantz

[Photo of the Dixon Arch]
The Dixon Arch spanning the Lincoln Highway
Photo by Larry Hill

[Photo of bed and breakfast in Morrison]
Lincoln Highway marker at the Hillendale Bed and Breakfast in Morrison
Photo by Ruth Frantz

[Photo of Information Center in Fulton]
The Information Center in Fulton
Postcard supplied by Ruth Frantz