Cahokia in St. Clair County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Major Nicholas Jarrot, 1764 - 1820, Frontier merchant prince, French Revolution refugee, built this Cahokia home, 1799 - 1806, for his American born wife, Julie St. Gemme de Beauvais, 1780 -1875, daughter of American Revolutionary patriots.
Recent research has determined the construction date to be 1807-1810
Erected 1978 by The Illinois State Organization and Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • Wars, Non-US. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1807.
Location. 38° 34.22′ N, 90° 11.236′ W. Marker is in Cahokia, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Marker is on East 1st Street just east of Falling Springs Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker is a ground plaque in front of the Jarrot Mansion. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 East 1st Street, 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. A different marker also named Jarrot Mansion (here, next to this French-Colonial Home Site Of Jean Baptiste Hamelin (within shouting distance of this marker); Church of the Holy Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Bowman (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Grand Plan (about 300 feet away); Cahokia - The Birthplace of the Midwest (about 300 feet away); Chief Pontiac (about 300 feet away); Cahokia Association for the Tricentennial (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cahokia.
Also see . . .
1. Jarrot Mansion Project. Official website for the Jarrot Mansion, and contains more information about Nicholas Jarrot and the oldest brick building in Illinois. (Submitted on February 1, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
2. Nicholas Jarrot Mansion on Wikipedia. (Submitted on February 1, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 31, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.