Route 66 signHistoric Route 66
            & Funks Grove
Funks Grove
Other sites that may be enjoyed
during a visit to Funks Grove, Illinois.
Looking north on Route 66
Once so important that John Steinbeck nicknamed it "The Mother Road," US Route 66 connected Chicago to LosAngeles.  Built in 1926 Route 66 crossed more than 2,400 miles through eight states.  Now Route 66 connects its travelers to the past.  Those that travel the famous road can catch a glimpse of the culture and history it once celebrated.
Railroad track through Funks Grove
In the mid 1800s, Isaac Funk gave about 6 miles of right of way to the railroad.

The Walker Store was a grocery store and gas station until the late 1970s, when it became an antique store.  The storefront  is not being used at this time.
The depot located across from the general store was moved from Shirley.  (The Funks Grove depot is now at the Maple Sirup Camp.)
Illini Blvd.
A short portion of Illinois Boulevard is still being used in Funks Grove.
It is located between Old Route 66 and Interstate 55.
Illinois Boulevard existed pre Route 66.