"State Boundary Marker" Hammond Off The Beaten Path Tip by sambarnett

Hammond Off The Beaten Path: 15 reviews and 24 photos


Half is located in Chicago, the other half is in Hammond. The State Boundary Marker, right on the Illinois/Indiana line, is also one of the (if not the) oldest in the city. Which city? Either one. Erected in 1838, the 15.5 foot sandstone structure, it was moved to its present spot in 1988. If you look closely you can see fossils in the stone.
Directions: Take Ewing Ave. north from US 12/20/41, turn right at 100th St. Follow half a mile. The monument is in front of the entrance for the State Line Generating Plant.
Note: The surrounding area can be unsafe.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 8, 2003
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