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Illinois Historical Markers
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Illinois historic markers are our windows to the past. They educate us, they make us curious to investigate, or they provide a nice excuse to take a break and stretch our legs while we read what happened here.

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe American Bottom

in Illinois Historical Markers

Historical marker describing the rich soil and history of the area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/27/2007

last visited: 3/28/2014

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Illinois Historical MarkersIllinois Agricultural College

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Located within Fortmeyer Memorial Park on the north end of Irvington.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/25/2008

last visited: 11/11/2006

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Illinois Historical MarkersHistorical - Fort Massac - Metropolis, IL

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No one usually notices the marker attached to the entry columns of the site. This is one of those markers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/27/2014

last visited: 8/21/2017

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Illinois Historical MarkersLewis and Clark in Illinois ~ Fort Massac

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One of a series of markers down the Ohio River and up the Mississippi River on the Illinois side, detailing the beginnings to the Expedition; before the Corps of Discovery part started in Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/11/2010

last visited: 6/13/2018

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Illinois Historical MarkersDrouillard Creek - Drouillard Trail - Fort Massac State Park - Metropolis, IL

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Signed on with Lewis and Clark at Fort Massac, and perished at the hands of the Blackfeet in 1810.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/27/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersIllinois in the American Revolution

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Marker found at the Fort Massac State Park in Metropolis, IL.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member lilluckyclover

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/14/2007

last visited: 6/13/2018

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Illinois Historical MarkersFort Massac - I-24 Rest Area, Metropolis, IL

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Inside the rest area tourism center is this marker.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/27/2014

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersJ. C. Blair - Fort Massac - Metropolis, IL

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Horticultural Professor who worked for State Parks.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/14/2009

last visited: 6/13/2018

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Illinois Historical MarkersFour Flags Over Fort Massac - Metropolis, IL

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Time line of ownership of the fort site. On marker area that looks blank is braille of the text.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/27/2014

last visited: 8/21/2017

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Illinois Historical MarkersGeorge Rogers Clark - Metropolis, IL

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Among the pilings of the original fort, and near the statue of the man, is this marker.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/27/2014

last visited: 6/13/2018

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe First Presbyterian Church in Illinois

in Illinois Historical Markers

Founding of the First Presbyterian church and its ties with other churches.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/6/2008

last visited: 1/1/2011

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Illinois Historical MarkersSharon Church - White County, IL

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ISHS marker a half mile west of here (Jct. US-45 & CR-1650N), points to this old church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/27/2009

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersFluorite Mining

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Mining the mineral in Hardin County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/31/2008

last visited: 11/13/2008

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Illinois Historical MarkersThe Third Principal Meridian

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The point where the Third Principal Meridian intersects its east-west base line. At least 60 percent of the land in Illinois is measured from and identified by these two important coordinates.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/25/2007

last visited: 7/5/2009

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Illinois Historical MarkersSouthern Illinois College

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White County institution that is now a community center.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/19/2008

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersWelcome to Illinois

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This "Welcome to Illinois" marker is on US45 North of the town of Brookport, across the river from Paducah, KY. Prior to the I-24 bridge, US45 and its bridge over the Ohio River was the main road into this part of Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NoLemon

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/5/2006

last visited: 12/29/2018

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Illinois Historical MarkersRiverlore

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Gorgeous home from an old river boat captain.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/10/2010

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersPresident Clinton Visits Cairo, Illinois

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William Jefferson Clinton visits, and makes 4 the number of Presidents who have.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/14/2009

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersMary J. Safford

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One of the first female physicians.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/12/2010

last visited: 6/25/2015

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Illinois Historical MarkersSeaman

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Lewis bought him for $20, and he became another member of the Corps of Discovery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/17/2010

last visited: 3/18/2012

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Illinois Historical MarkersDuncan Cannon

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Thomas Jackson Rodman (West Point Grad. 1843) made it, and William B. Duncan gave it to the city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/14/2010

last visited: never

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Illinois Historical MarkersYork the Slave

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York was not William Clark's servant, as some report, he was his slave.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/9/2010

last visited: 3/18/2012

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Illinois Historical MarkersJames Harrison Wilson

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West Point graduate and veteran of the Civil War, Spanish-American War and Boxer Rebellion.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/6/2008

last visited: 6/30/2008

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Illinois Historical MarkersGeneral Michael K. Lawler

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Irishman who fought in the Civil War, and traveled far from his farm near here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/3/2008

last visited: 6/30/2008

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Illinois Historical MarkersGallatin County Bell - Shawneetown, IL

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Shawneetown, parts of which are called Old Shawneetown and survive. The town was moved to the top of the bluffs after a vicious flood of Ohio River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/3/2008

last visited: 4/11/2009

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