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Cahokia in St. Clair County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Illinois in the American Revolution

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, October 1, 2019
1. Illinois in the American Revolution Marker
Inscription.  George Rogers Clark captured Kaskaskia on the night of July 4-5, 1778, and then sent a small company under Captain Joseph Bowman northward to Cahokia. Bowman met no resistance from the French settlers along the way, and took possession of Cahokia on July 6. The people there supported the American cause and raised a militia company to join Clark on his march to Vincennes. Clark later, under the authority of Virginia, established an administrative court at Cahokia and Bowman was elected magistrate.
 
Erected 1976 by Illinois Bicentennial Commission and The Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 34.261′ N, 90° 11.35′ W. Marker is in Cahokia, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Marker is at the intersection of East 1st Street and Mississippi Avenue (Illinois Route 3), on the left when traveling east on East 1st Street. Marker is located at the Cahokia Wedge (a grassy area), across from the Church of the Holy
Illinois in the American Revolution Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 1, 2019
2. Illinois in the American Revolution Marker
Family. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: East Saint Louis IL 62206, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cahokia (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis and Clark in Illinois (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Louis Downtown Airport (Parks Airport) (within shouting distance of this marker); Parks Air College (within shouting distance of this marker); Cahokia Association for the Tricentennial (within shouting distance of this marker); Cahokia - The Birthplace of the Midwest (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 13 Star Day (about 300 feet away); The Grand Plan (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cahokia.
 
More about this marker. Marker was dedicated on July 3, 1976.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 3, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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