Kaskaskia - Shawneetown and Goshen Trail
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 47.931 W 088° 24.921
16S E 375394 N 4184440
Quick Description: From the Ohio River to the Mississippi, the main road of its day.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 4/15/2008 8:19:57 AM
Waymark Code: WM3KBB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Corp Of Discovery
Views: 58

Long Description:

Marker Erected by: The Illinois State Historical Society.

Marker Text:


In 1816 Congress appropriated 8,000 dollars to survey and construct a road from Kaskaskia on the Mississippi to Shawneetown on the Ohio. It became an important east-west thoroughfare for settlers entering the Illinois Territory. At this point, the Goshen Trail, which ran from the Goshen Settlement near Edwardsville to the Salines, near Equality, joined the Kaskaskia-Shawneetown Trail.

County: Saline County.

Dedication Date: 1965.

Location: Moore Rd. & IL-142, SE of Eldorado.

Website: [Web Link]

Historical Society: Not listed

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