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Golconda in Pope County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lewis and Clark in Illinois

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, August 11, 2020
1. Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker
Inscription.  In the fall of 1803, Captain Meriwether Lewis and William Clark passed this place with about twenty men on their way westward. At that time, there were a few residents and Lusk's ferry located nearby. Most likely, the Expedition party visited with some of the residents before continuing on to Fort Massac.
 
Erected 2003 by the 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.
 
Location. 37° 22.012′ N, 88° 29.046′ W. Marker is in Golconda, Illinois, in Pope County. Marker is on East Main Street west of Columbus Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Marker is at the northeast corner of the grounds of Pope County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 310 E Main Street, Golconda IL 62938, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sarah Lusk (here, next to this marker); Golconda (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Thomas Davidson Cabin
Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, August 11, 2020
2. Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker
Pope County Courthouse is in the background on the right.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Alexander Hall Buel House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Real Story of Mantle Rock (approx. 3.2 miles away in Kentucky); Mantle Rock (1/2 Mile) (approx. 3.4 miles away in Kentucky); Rosiclare: The Fluorite Center of Hardin County, the United States and the World (approx. 8˝ miles away); Fluorite Mining (approx. 8˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Golconda.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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