Signed into Statehood on December 18, 1818

ILLINOIS

21st State

Capital: Springfield

 

PLACES TO SEE:

  • Springfield

  • Chicago

  • Lincoln Tomb

Springfield, Illinois

 

Named from the Algonquin Indian word meaning "warriors," and nicknamed The Prairie State. Illinois is bordered by Wisconsin to the north; Iowa and Missouri to the west; Indiana to the east and Kentucky to the south. 

Illinois's highest peak is Charles Mound at 1,235 feet, the 45th highest in the United States. The lowest point is along the shore of the Mississippi River, which is 279 feet above sea level.

NOTE: I HAVE BEEN THROUGH SPRINGFIELD.

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