Near Eldorado in Saline County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Kaskaskia Trail
The Kaskaskia Trail was an early pioneer trail that played an important part in the history and development of Saline County. The trail extended from Shawneetown on the Ohio River, past the salt works near Equality and on to Kaskaskia, the capital of the Illinois Territory, on the Mississippi River.
Salt from the salt works was hauled to Kaskaskia via the trail, which was also used by a steady stream of pioneers migrating from the east and southeast. Many of them settled in Saline County.
A portion of the original trail is still evident in Wolf Creek Cemetery, now just a depression in the hill near the cannon and flagpole.
Erected by Saline County Tourism Board and Saline County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 37° 49.141′ N, 88° 27.523′ W. Marker is near Eldorado, Illinois, in Saline County. Marker is on Eldorado Road west of Wolf Creek Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4480 Raleigh Road, Eldorado IL 62930, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); Homestead of Judge Samuel Elder (approx. 0.6 miles away); Eldorado (approx. one mile away); The "British Invasion" Begins (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ingersoll Law Office (approx. 4.1 miles away); Dr. Lewis and the Lewis Sanatorium (approx. 6.9 miles away); Virginia Gregg (approx. 7 miles away); Harrisburg City Hall (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eldorado.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 10, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 10, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.