Roscoe Township

5792 Elevator Road, , Roscoe, IL 61073
815-623-7323 | | 815-623-7343

Cross Park Dedication

The Roscoe Township Board cordially invites you to attend the Dedication Ceremony of the Honorable Robert J. Cross Memorial Park. In August of 1835, Robert J. Cross arrived at the trading post of Stephen Mack, and bought a claim, part of which included the land that is currently Cross Park, spanning a total of 160+ acres in IL, with additional acreage in Southern Wisconsin. His original home still exists, the main part being built between 1841-1843. He continually resided there until his death.
He was one of the judges at the first Election in Winnebago County, was the first Treasurer in the County, became a Member of the State Legislature in 1845, and a representative to the General Assembly in 1846. In 1860, he was elected as Supervisor of the Town of Roscoe. He helped write the first Illinois Constitution and went on to live a life of public service.
Join us as we recognize Robert J. Cross' life of service to his community. We will be providing shaved ice/slushies from The Flying Pig, along with some keynote speakers and music.
All are welcome.

NOTE: RAIN LOCATION WILL BE ROSCOE MIDDLE SCHOOL, 6121 ELEVATOR ROAD IN ROSCOE, IL.