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Cairo in Alexander County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lewis and Clark in Illinois

 
 
Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 17, 2009
1. Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker
Inscription. On November 14, 1803, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and their party landed at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, the site of the present day Cairo. They spent nearly a week here, learning how to determine longitude and latitude, a skill they would need on their westward expedition.
 
Erected 2003 by State of Illinois, Illinois Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission, Alexander County Tourism.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 36° 59.267′ N, 89° 9.029′ W. Marker is in Cairo, Illinois, in Alexander County. Marker is on Washington Avenue (U.S. 60/62), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located at the entrance to Fort Defiance Park, in a parking area for the State Highway Patrol office. Marker is in this post office area: Cairo IL 62914, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historical Survey Marker (here, next to this marker); Lewis & Clark (here, next to this marker); Cairo, Illinois (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ohio River Bridge (about
Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 17, 2009
2. Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker
300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Beginning of the Third Principal Meridian (approx. half a mile away); The Meeting of the Rivers (approx. 0.6 miles away); "Proceeding On" (approx. 0.7 miles away); Duncan Cannon (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cairo.
 
Also see . . .  Lewis and Clark Trail. (Submitted on May 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Exploration
 
Corps of Discovery Kiosk and other Markers image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Corps of Discovery Kiosk and other Markers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,169 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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