Kaskaskia in Randolph County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Illinois in the American Revolution
Erected 1976 by Illinois Bicentennial Commission and The Illinois State Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society, and the The Spirit of ’76, America’s Bicentennial Celebration series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1778.
Location. 37° 55.305′ N, 89° 54.875′ W. Marker is in Kaskaskia, Illinois Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 302 1st Street, Chester IL 62233, 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 Liberty Bell of the West (a few steps from this marker); Lewis and Clark in Kaskaskia (a few steps from this marker); Lafayette's Tour (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonial Dames XVII Century (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Pierre Menard (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named The Home of Pierre Menard (approx. 2.8 miles away); Looking For a Few Good Men (approx. 3 miles away); Site of Fort Kaskaskia (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kaskaskia.
More about this marker. This is the only marker from the Illinois State Historical Society (series) that is west of the Mississippi River.
Regarding Illinois in the American Revolution. Access to Kaskaskia Island is only in Missouri, from the town of St. Mary. Road signs will point towards the direction of the Kaskaskia Bell, which is five miles from the bridge that separates Illinois and Missouri. Because of the island being surrounded by two parts of the Mississippi River, it is vulnerable to flooding. It is best to check with local weather
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.