Near Grafton in Jersey County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Pere Jacques Marquette
In 1673 Father (Pere) Jacques Marquette, missionary priest, and Louis Jolliet, fur trader, left Canada to explore the Mississippi River. They returned by the Illinois River, passing near this area. Their travels covered four months and 2500 miles.
Erected 2017 by Illinois State Society and National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America marker series.
Location. 38° 58.329′ N, 90° 32.447′ W. Marker is near Grafton, Illinois, in Jersey County. Marker is on Lodge Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Marker is on the grounds of Pere Marquette State Park, on a walkway across from the Pere Marquette Lodge and Conference Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13653 Lodge Boulevard, Grafton IL 62037, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The CCC (a few steps from this marker); Illiniwek (within shouting distance of this marker); The Piasa Bird (about 300 feet away, Elijah Lovejoy (about 400 feet away); Hamilton Primary School (approx. 9.4 miles away); Pere Marquette & Joliet 1673 (approx. 11.2 miles away in Missouri); Lewis & Clark 1804 (approx. 11.2 miles away in Missouri); Louisiana Territory (approx. 11.2 miles away in Missouri). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grafton.
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.