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

Whiteside Station

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September 29, 2019
1. Whiteside Station Marker
Inscription.  William Whiteside built Whiteside station as a fort to protect his family, pioneers and travelers from Indian raids, along the Kaskaskia-Cahokia trail.

Whiteside was a patriot of North Carolina during the American Revolutionary War and is buried at Whiteside Station.

This marker is approximately 1.9 miles north from where Whiteside Station originally stood, Claim #520, Survey #412.
Erected 2018 by Whiteside Station Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list.
Location. 38° 26.11′ N, 90° 11.408′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Illinois, in Monroe County. Marker is on Gall Road, 0.1 miles east of Illinois Route 3, on the right when traveling south. Next to Shoemaker School. Near Dairy
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Queen. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 Gall Road, Columbia IL 62236, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Shoemaker School (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Shoemaker School / Stone Arch Bridge / Commemorative Plaza (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Schmidt Beer Cave (approx. ¼ mile away); Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rohm House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Eichmuller-Rau Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); German Style Cottage (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
More about this marker. Close to Dairy Queen and on the left when entering in Columbia by the Illinois state route 3
Whiteside Station Marker image. Click for full size.
September 29, 2019
2. Whiteside Station Marker
Whiteside Station Marker image. Click for full size.
September 29, 2019
3. Whiteside Station Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2019. This page has been viewed 537 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 30, 2019. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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