“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Allerton in Vermilion County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Croghan Treaty with Pontiac

July 1765

Croghan Treaty with Pontiac Marker image. Click for full size.
May 24, 2014
1. Croghan Treaty with Pontiac Marker
Inscription. Near here, on July 18, A.D. 1765, Colonel George Croghan, Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the British government, made a preliminary treaty of peace with Pontiac, chief of the Ottawas and leader of the great Indian confederacy. By the terms of this agreement the allegiance of the Indians was transferred from the French to the English, thus securing the eastern Mississippi valley for Anglo-Saxon civilization.

The intersection of the Fort Harrison (Terre Haute) Fort Clarke (Peoria) and Kaskaskia-Detroit trails was in this vicinity.

Site given by Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Richardson 1924
Erected 1924 by Madam Rachel Edgar Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 39° 51.918′ N, 87° 52.851′ W. Marker is near Allerton, Illinois, in Vermilion County. Marker is at the intersection of 2700 N and 500E Edgar County Roads, on the left when traveling west on 2700 N. Click for map. sited in the NW corner of a field at the SE quadrant of the intersection of Edgar County Roads 2700N and 500 E, east of IL Route 49, a few miles southeast of Allerton. This location was
Croghan Treaty with Pontiac Marker image. Click for full size.
May 24, 2014
2. Croghan Treaty with Pontiac Marker
known as Palermo, which can be found on Illinois highway maps. Marker is in this post office area: Allerton IL 61810, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Detroit - Kaskaskia Indian Trail (approx. 2.7 miles away); Sidell Veterans War Memorial (approx. 4.5 miles away); Veterans Honor Roll (approx. 8.6 miles away); Community Honor Roll of Those Who Served (approx. 9.8 miles away); Former Site of Orizaba IL (approx. 10 miles away); Site of German Lutheran Immanuel Church (approx. 10.4 miles away); One of The Original Milestones (# 97) (approx. 12.5 miles away); Potawatomi Trail of Death (approx. 12.6 miles away).
More about this marker. The large upright stone has a metal plaque affixed. Behind the stone is a fence of formed cement blocks that separates the field from the marker stone. Grass around the stone is kept mowed. Another marker along IL Route 49 south of Allerton also notes the event and marks the east-west road to this site.
Categories. Native AmericansWar, French and Indian
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