Goshen Road
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 19.944 W 088° 55.479
16S E 331779 N 4244449
Quick Description: Early road that ran from the Ohio River at Shawneetown to the Mississippi river at Edwardsville.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 4/28/2008 3:20:26 PM
Waymark Code: WM3P7Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Corp Of Discovery
Views: 36

Long Description:

Marker Erected by: Jefferson County Historical Society and The Illinois State Historical Society.

Marker Text:


The Goshen Road was one of the main arteries of travel in the early 1800's, when Illinois was frontier country. The road ran in a Northwesterly direction from Shawneetown to Edwardsville - A distance of more than 150 miles. Shawneetown and Edwardsville were two of the leading commercial towns in Illinois. In the vast area between these towns most of the early settlements were along the Goshen Road, which was three miles east of this point in Jefferson County. In 1821, after the county was organized, an alternate road was surveyed in order to pass through Mt. Vernon, the county seat.

County: Jefferson County.

Dedication Date: 1973.

Location: 27th St. & Highland View, Parking lot of Jefferson County Historical Village, Mt. Vernon.

Website: [Web Link]

Historical Society: Not listed

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