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Nauvoo in Hancock County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Icarian Community in Nauvoo

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, April 19, 2012
1. The Icarian Community in Nauvoo Marker
Inscription. A communal society of French Icarians was established at Nauvoo in 1849. Led by Etienne Cabet, a French political theorist, the Icarians believed that all property must be held communally. The community was incorporated by the Illinois General Assembly in early 1851. At that time it had 355 members. They operated their own sawmill and grist mill and a commercial distillery. Disputes later arose over Cabet's leadership, and the Icarians began to resettle in other states. The Nauvoo community survived, however, until about 1860 -- longer that any other secular communal society in Illinois.
 
Erected 1975 by The Descendants of Icaria and the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 32.614′ N, 91° 23.124′ W. Marker is in Nauvoo, Illinois, in Hancock County. Marker is on Park Street north of Parley Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located on the east side of the parking lot of the Nauvoo Historical Museum, in the Nauvoo State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Nauvoo IL 62354, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nauvoo, Illinois
The Icarian Community in Nauvoo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 19, 2012
2. The Icarian Community in Nauvoo Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Mansion House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nauvoo Survey Stone (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bidamon Stable (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Homestead (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nauvoo House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Red Brick Store (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Prophet's Last Ride (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Nauvoo.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
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