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Near Murphysboro in Jackson County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

George Rogers Clark Campsite

 
 
George Rogers Clark Campsite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
1. George Rogers Clark Campsite Marker
Inscription.  Lt. Col. Clark and his troop of 170 Virginians camped near here on July 2, 1778. It was their third campsite during a march from Fort Massac to Kaskaskia to capture that post from the British. Earlier that day, the troop was lost for a time on Phelp's Prairie. The next day, they would cross the Big Muddy River at Marshall's Ford. The Kaskaskia attack and a later one at Vincennes, Indiana, secured the Illinois Territory for the United States during the Revolutionary War.
 
Erected 2003 by Bowman's Company, Illinois Humanities Council & Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 45.614′ N, 89° 16.161′ W. Marker is near Murphysboro, Illinois, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Airport Road and Glenn Road, on the right when traveling west on Airport Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2888 Airport Rd, Murphysboro IL 62966, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles
George Rogers Clark Campsite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
2. George Rogers Clark Campsite Marker
Marker is located on the side of Airport Road.
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Reverend Lenus Turley (approx. 2.9 miles away); First Coal Mine in Illinois (approx. 3.6 miles away); Company H 27th Illinois Infantry (approx. 3.6 miles away); Jackson County, Illinois (approx. 3.6 miles away); Conrad Will of Brownsville (approx. 3.6 miles away); Logan Day 1914 (approx. 3.6 miles away); Dr. John Logan (approx. 3.6 miles away); Israel Blanchard (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murphysboro.
 
More about this marker. According to the Illinois State Historical Society's website, the marker was dedicated on July 2, 2003. This is one of five markers erected by the ISHS that is titled "George Rogers Clark Campsite" (the others were placed at Johnson, Massac and Randolph counties in Illinois). This was the third, in chronological order of Clark and his troops' way to Kaskaskia.
 
Also see . . .  George Rogers Clark on Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 28, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
 
George Rogers Clark Campsite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
3. George Rogers Clark Campsite Marker
Looking west on Airport Road, which takes you to Illinois Route 13.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 28, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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