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Chester in Randolph County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lewis and Clark in Illinois

 
 
Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Senalik, April 13, 2012
1. Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker
Inscription.  On November 27, 1803, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and their party camped on Horse Island, just opposite this place at the confluence of the Kaskaskia and Mississippi Rivers. The next morning, Lewis left them to travel by land. Clark and the men pushed on to Kaskaskia via the Mississippi River.
 
Erected 2003 by State of Illinois - Illinois Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list. A significant historical date for this entry is November 27, 1803.
 
Location. 37° 54.299′ N, 89° 50.052′ W. Marker is in Chester, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker is at the intersection of Bridge Bypass Road (Illinois Route 150) and Kaskaskia Street (County Route 6), on the right when traveling north on Bridge Bypass Road. Located at the Chester Welcome Center in Elzie C. Segar Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chester IL 62233, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chester, Randolph County, Illinois (a few steps from this marker); The Chester Bridge
Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, January 27, 2017
2. Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); Flood of 1993 (within shouting distance of this marker); Popeye (within shouting distance of this marker); Weistar House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Statehood of Illinois (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ham Gravy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Toar (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
3. Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker
Marker (with the other Lewis & Clark marker & silhouette statue) are in front of Chester Visitors Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2012, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. This page has been viewed 694 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on January 24, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. Photos:   1. submitted on April 16, 2012, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois.   2. submitted on January 24, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.   3. submitted on December 7, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 9, 2022