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Cave-In-Rock in Hardin County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lewis and Clark in Illinois

 
 
Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, August 11, 2020
1. Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker
Inscription.  Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and about twenty men passed this place in the fall of 1803 on their famous journey westward. Cave-In-Rock, a natural landmark near here, was well known and noted on some early maps of this area. The party continued 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° 28.113′ N, 88° 9.979′ W. Marker is in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, in Hardin County. Marker is at the intersection of Canal Street (Illinois Route 1) and Market Street, on the right when traveling south on Canal Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 249 Canal St, Cave in Rock IL 62919, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Cave (here, next to this marker); Geologic Wonder (approx. 0.4 miles away); Civil War Action (approx. 7.3 miles away in Kentucky); The Elizabethtown First Baptist Church
Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, August 11, 2020
2. Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker
Near the Cave-in-Rock/Crittenden Ferry (to Kentucky), as well as Illinois Route 1's southern terminus
(approx. 7.9 miles away); Fueling The Furnace (approx. 9.1 miles away); A Community Comes Alive (approx. 9.1 miles away); Illinois Iron Furnace (approx. 9.1 miles away); U. S. Treasurer (approx. 10.1 miles away in Kentucky). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cave-In-Rock.
 
 
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 66 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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