Troy Grove, Illinois: Birthplace of Wild Bill HickokJames Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok was born on this very block in 1837. It's marked with a monument, a bust, and a historical marker.
Wild Bill Hickok State Memorial
- Main St., Troy Grove, IL
- At the NW corner of Main and Ottawa Streets, one block south of US-52.
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The legendary Wild Bill Hickok was born in the town now named Troy Grove, IL and a memorial was been erected in his honor. The site is a state historic site in a pleasant park in this tiny town.[John Holmes, 08/09/2011]
The monument is on the block where James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok was born in the home of his parents in 1837. If it was up to us, the statue would be of a toddler waving toy pistols. So perhaps it's best that it wasn't up to us.