Bernadotte Public Park - Bernadotte, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member S10
N 40° 24.126 W 090° 19.304
15T E 727282 N 4475832
Quick Description: Bernadotte is an unincorporated village located in Fulton County, Illinois
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 3/12/2009 4:59:59 PM
Waymark Code: WM60KE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 5

Long Description:
The unincorporated village of Bernadotte lies four miles north of Ipava on the Spoon River. Bernadotte is located approximately at 40°37' North, 90°28' West (northeast corner of old Camp Ellis U.S. Army).

Bernadotte is the location of the only dam on the Spoon River. The current dam was erected by U.S. Army Engineers to impound water for Camp Ellis and replaced an earlier mill and mill dam. The dam is still a favored fishing site for area fishermen.

Name: Bernadotte Public Park.

Street Location: East Tarters Farry Road.

Local Municipality: Bernadotte

State/Province, etc.: Illinois

Country: USA

Memorial/Commemoration: Bernadotte is named for the French Marshal who later became King of Sweden.

Date Established: 1826

Picnic Facilities: Tables, pavillons.

Recreational Facilities:

Monuments/Statues: The old bridge and dam are attractions for tourists.

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: Spoon River.

Special Events: Spoon River Drive every year on the first and second weekends of October.

Traditional Geocaches: Plus many around Camp Ellis.

Web Site: Not listed

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): Not listed

Fountains: Not listed

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