Near Grafton in Jersey County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
A confederation of many Indian tribes living along the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. "Illiniwek" means "The Men". During French occupation of this area it was shortened to "Illini", and the French ending "ois" was added, giving the state of Illinois its name.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans.
Location. 38° 58.334′ N, 90° 32.483′ W. Marker is near Grafton, Illinois, in Jersey County. Marker is on Lodge Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. Marker is on the grounds of Pere Marquette State Park, in front of the Lodge and Conference Center building. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Piasa Bird (within shouting distance of this marker); The CCC (within shouting distance of this marker); Pere Jacques Marquette (within shouting distance of this marker); Elijah Lovejoy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McAdams Peak The CCC (approx. half a mile away); Brussels Ferry (approx. 2˝ miles away); Wittmond Hotel (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grafton.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 41 times this year. 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.