Welcome to the Historical Markers of DeKalb County virtual tour! Navigate between parts of the tour to view their videos and learn more about the innovative history of DeKalb County.

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Tour #1: North DeKalb County

Tour #2: DeKalb & Sycamore

Tour #3: South DeKalb County

Tour 1

Tour #1 includes eight historical markers in the northern and central parts of DeKalb County.

In this tour, learn about the Fairdale Tornado, two stops on the Underground Railroad, the Seedling Mile, and more!

Tour 2

Tour #2 features more markers located in both DeKalb and Sycamore.

In this tour, learn about Glidden Homestead, the infamous Winged Ear Logo, the innovations in DEKALB Swine and Poultry Breeding, and more!


Tour 3

Tour #3 has another eight historical markers located in the Southern part of DeKalb.

In this tour, learn about Chief Shabbona, a war horse named Charley, the early settlements of John Beveridge and John Sebree, and more!

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