George Rogers Clark Campsite
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member snfromky
N 37° 45.608 W 089° 16.161
16S E 300096 N 4181626
Quick Description: Campsite of George Rogers Clark during his march to Kaskaskia.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 7/8/2006 10:39:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMGTN
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Special.Ed
Views: 42

Long Description:
Lt. Col. Clark and his troop of 170 Virginians camped near here on July 2, 1778. It was their third campsite during a march from Fort Massac to Kaskaskia to capture that post from the British. Earlier that day, the troop was lost for a time on Phelp’s Prairie. The next day, they would cross the Big Muddy River at Marshall’s Ford. The Kaskaskia attack and a later one at Vincennes, Indiana, secured the Illinois Territory for the United States during the Revolutionary War.
County: Jackson

Dedication Date: July 2, 2003

Location: Between Murphysboro and Carbondale on Airport Road.

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Historical Society: Not listed

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