Cantonment Wilkinson-Ville
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 15.108 W 089° 01.475
16S E 320446 N 4124726
Quick Description: Site of Old Army Post, 1797.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 3/24/2008 8:05:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM3EJN
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Special.Ed
Views: 13

Long Description:

Marker Erected by: The State of Illinois.

Marker Text:

On the Ohio River three miles south of here Cantonment Wilkinson-Ville, named for Gen. James Wilkinson, was established by Lt.Col. David Strong in 1797 as a Post of the United States Army. It was garrisoned until 1804. Here are buried Colonel Strong and scores of soldiers who died on duty.

County: Pulaski.

Dedication Date: 1935.

Location: IL-37 (Ohio River Scenic Byway), S. side of rd., Grand Chain.

Website: [Web Link]

Historical Society: Not listed

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