Lanark’s Rich History
D.W. Dame, who worked for the Racine and Mississippi railroad,was looking for a terminus for a depot/town and approached one Mr. Pitt. He owned land just to the east of Mr. Howell, ½ to 1 mile east of the present day Lanark. Mr. Pitt’s land was not to be chosen being he wanted too much money for the right-of-way for the railroad.
Col. Daniels owned 40 acres in 1861. Dame bought the 40 acres for $925.00 […] Read more…
Charles Cotta, entrepreneur/inventor – born and raised east of Lanark. Cotta invented a feature on an automobile of his own construction and design. It had four wheel drive and four wheel steering […] Read more…
Find comprehensive history of Lanark in the book “Sesquicentennial Lanark IL 1861-2011“
Location, Location, Location
Lanark is located in the Rock Creek/Lima Township in Carroll County Illinois
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