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Near Greenville in Bond County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Hills Fort

 
 
Hills Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Goes, August 18, 2020
1. Hills Fort Marker
Inscription.  
To mark the site of
Hill's Fort
Built in 1811
Indian Massacre in August 1814

 
Erected 1916 by Benjamin Mills Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNative AmericansWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1811.
 
Location. 38° 48.828′ N, 89° 27.963′ W. Marker is near Greenville, Illinois, in Bond County. Marker is on Hills Fort Avenue (County Road 500) west of Millersburg Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Hills Fort Avenue, Greenville IL 62246, 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. Pocahontas (approx. 4.2 miles away); Third Street Jail (approx. 6 miles away); Greenville Public Library (approx. 6.1 miles away); Greenville (approx. 6.1 miles away); Kendall Morse Town House (approx.
Hills Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Goes
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6.1 miles away); Turret Building (approx. 6.1 miles away); State Bank of Hoiles & Sons (approx. 6.1 miles away); History of Greenville-Bond County (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
Regarding Hills Fort. To access the memorial marker from Interstate 70:

Get off Exit 41, which is southwest of Greenville. Go south on Millersburg Road, where three miles ahead you will approach Hills Fort Avenue (County Road 500). Turn right and the memorial will be approximately half a mile on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2020. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 20, 2020, by Mike Goes of Pocahontas, Illinois.   2. submitted on August 19, 2020, by Mike Goes of Pocahontas, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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May. 23, 2022