Metropolis in Massac County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
In Memory of George Rogers Clark
George Rogers Clark
and his faithful companions in arms
who by their enterprise courage
devotion and sagacity won the
Illinois Country for The Common
Wealth of Virginia and so for
the American Union. This monument
has been erected in the name
of a grateful people by the
Illinois Chapters of the
Daughters of the American Revolution
Erected 1907 by Daughters of the American Revolution (Illinois Chapters).
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
Location. 37° 8.536′ N, 88° 42.745′ W. Marker is in Metropolis, Illinois, in Massac County. Memorial can be reached from East 5th Street (U.S. 45). Marker is located at Fort Massac State Park, next to the George Rogers Clark statue on the riverfront. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1212 E 5th St, Metropolis IL 62960, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are They Passed This Way (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Four Flags Over Fort Massac (about 500 feet away); J.C. Blair (about 600 feet away); Illinois in the American Revolution (about 700 feet away); Historical (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lewis and Clark in Illinois (approx. 0.2 miles away); Drouillard Creek Drouillard Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hope Light (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Metropolis.
More about this marker. Plaque was restored in 2008.
Also see . . . George Rogers Clark on Wikipedia. Best known for his celebrated captures of Vincennes and Kaskaskia during the Illinois Campaign, Clark was the highest-ranking American patriot military officer on the northwestern frontier during the American Revolutionary War. His younger brother was William Clark of Lewis & Clark fame. (Submitted on August 16, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.