First Illinois State Park - Fort Massac - Metropolis, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 08.619 W 088° 42.723
16S E 347949 N 4112180
Quick Description: Many other signs and marker make this claim here at Fort Massac. I chose to use this one, because I like it,.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 4/27/2014 6:00:51 AM
Waymark Code: WMKKJG
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 6

Long Description:

County of amrker: Massac County
Location of marker: sidewalk to the fort, Fort Massac State Park
Marker erected by: Illinois State Organization, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Mrs. Virgil V. Clary, State Regent

Date marker erected: October 24, 1990

Marker text:

  1500's    Spanish Ownership

  1702    French Trading post and mission
  1757    French fortification to block British expansion into Mississippi River. Names Fort Massac

  1764    French abandoned fort to British

  1778    George Rogers Clark stopped here on his way to Kaskaskia
  1794    George Washington ordered fort rebuilt and garrisoned
1908    Site designated First Illinois State park

FIRST - Classification Variable: Place or Location

Date of FIRST: 1/1/1908

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