Litchfield, Illinois

Day 434

     For our next spot, we wanted to go to Springfield, Illinois, the land of Lincoln. The closest RV park was here in Litchfield.

     The town was developed in 1853 and was incorporated April 21, 1856. It was named for Electus Bachus Litchfield, who worked for the railroad and developed the route here.  

     In expanding the west in the prairie State of Illinois, small towns would spring up trying to anticipate the path of the railroads. When the railroad came here, those other small towns migrated here, leaving those other towns to fall into dust.   

Technical Stuff:

Rockville, Indiana to Litchfield, Illinois: 172.4 miles

3 hours 41 minutes

9.2 MPG

Diesel: $2.48

 

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