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Waterloo in Monroe County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

La Belle Fontaine

(Beautiful Spring)

 
 
La Belle Fontaine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, February 3, 2020
1. La Belle Fontaine Marker
Inscription.  The second American settlement in the northwest territory was established in 1782 by Capt. James Moore, an Officer of the American Revolution serving with the Virginia Militia. He was commissioned by Gov. Patrick Henry and sent George Rogers Clark to settle the Illinois country for Virginia. This settlement was situated on the French and Indian Trail between Kaskaskia and Cahokia. Placed by Belleville Chapter, NSDAR. 1985
 
Erected 1985 by Belleville Chapter NSDAR.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1782.
 
Location. 38° 19.618′ N, 90° 9.062′ W. Marker is in Waterloo, Illinois, in Monroe County. Memorial can be reached from South Church Street south of Debra Lane, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 709 South Church Street, Waterloo IL 62298, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bellefontaine House (a few steps from this marker); James Moore Cabin
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(within shouting distance of this marker); John Deere Two Bottom Plow - Model 49C (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); International Harvester Horse-Drawn Hay Tedder (about 400 feet away); Sears Roebuck Handiman Jr. Walk-Behind Tractor (about 400 feet away); Twin City Thresher (about 400 feet away); The Bellefontaine Bridge (about 600 feet away); Corn Stalk Cutter (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waterloo.
 
La Belle Fontaine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, February 3, 2020
2. La Belle Fontaine Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2020, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 3, 2020, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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