Illinois–Indiana State Line Boundary Marker

The Illinois–Indiana State Line Boundary Marker is a sandstone boundary marker obelisk located near the end of Chicago's Avenue G, just west of the State Line Generating Plant of Hammond, Indiana. Since 1988 it has been 159.359 miles (256.463 km) north of the Wabash River.

Illinois-Indiana State Line Boundary Marker
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Illinois-Indiana State Line Boundary Marker
LocationChicago, Illinois/Hammond, Indiana, United States
Coordinates41°42′28″N 87°31′28″W / 41.707842°N 87.524471°W / 41.707842; -87.524471Coordinates: 41°42′28″N 87°31′28″W / 41.707842°N 87.524471°W / 41.707842; -87.524471
DesignatedSeptember 4, 2002

The obelisk was constructed by the Office of the United States Surveyor General ca. 1838. In 1988, the marker was relocated 191.09 feet (58.24 m) north of its original location, but the structure continues to straddle the state line between Illinois and Indiana. As one of the earliest structures still standing in Chicago, the marker earned Chicago Landmark status on September 4, 2002.[1]


  1. ^ Illinois-Indiana State Line Boundary Marker, City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development, Landmarks Division (2003). Retrieved on 18 February 2010.