Illinois Physical, Cultural & Historical Features

Physical Cultural Historical
Also See:Features by IL County

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Illinois
Physical Features
Arches 6
Areas 16
Bars 21
Basins 17
Bays 40
Beaches 28
Bends 26
Capes 25
Cliffs 41
Falls 4
Flats 36
Forests 50
Gaps 2
Guts 99
Islands 325
Lakes 869
Pillars 3
Plains 2
Ranges 6
Rapids 3
Ridges 53
Springs 39
Streams 2,735
Summits 222
Swamps 51
Valleys 240
Woods 153
Illinois
Cultural Features
Airports 1,163
Bridges 157
Buildings 4,810
Canals 283
Cemeteries 6,713
Channels 27
Churches 8,704
Civil 3,108
Crossings 541
Dams 1,004
Harbors 7
Hospitals 375
Levees 11
Locales 2,661
Mines 443
Oilfields 144
Parks 4,189
Post Offices 543
Reserves 15
Reservoirs 1,133
Schools 6,380
Towers 487
Trails 45
Wells 2
Illinois Historical
Features/Landmarks
Airports 20
Areas 2
Beaches 2
Bridges 20
Buildings 105
Canals 3
Cemeteries 7
Churches 471
Civil 42
Crossings 13
Dams 6
Flats 1
Forests 1
Harbors 1
Hospitals 51
Islands 5
Lakes 73
Locales 185
Military (Historical) 28
Mines 9
Parks 14
Populated Places 181
Post Offices 153
Reserves 1
Reservoirs 3
Schools 7,601
Streams 4
Swamps 3
Towers 1
Woods 22

Illinois's National
Historic Landmarks
82
  • Physical Features are the natural features of the Earth's surface.
  • Cultural Features are landscape features that were created or shaped by humans.
  • Historical Features are features that no longer exist on the landscape.