Rock Island in Rock Island County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erected 1965 by Rock Island County Historical Society and The Illinois State Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Black Hawk War, and the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 41° 31.062′ N, 90° 33.88′ W. Marker is in Rock Island, Illinois, in Rock Island County. Marker can be reached from Rodman Avenue 0.1 miles from Government Bridge, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the U.S. Army Rock Island Arsenal on Arsenal Island. Access is through the Davenport Gate with photo ID. The marker is in front of the Mississippi River Visitor's Center building at Lock and Dam 15. Marker is in this post office area: Rock Island IL 61299, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Blackhawk Purchase Treaty Commemorative (approx. 0.6 miles away in Iowa); 15-Inch Rodman Gun (approx. 1.2 miles away); USA M102, 105mm, Howitzer (approx. 1.2 miles away); USA T131, 280mm, Heavy Motorized Gun (approx. 1.3 miles away); Marion G. Crandell (approx. 2.1 miles away in Iowa); Lincoln and the Black Hawk War (approx. 5.2 miles away); Historic Davenport / Interstate 80 Bridge (approx. 6.6 miles away in Iowa); a different marker also named Historic Davenport / Interstate 80 Bridge (approx. 7 miles away in Iowa). Click for a list of all markers in Rock Island.
Also see . . . The History Of Rock Island Arsenal: Fort Armstrong Era. (Submitted on July 18, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,100 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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