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Near Ellis Grove in Randolph County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Kaskaskia

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
1. Kaskaskia Marker
Inscription.  From 1703 until it was washed away by the Mississippi two centuries later, the ancient town of Kaskaskia - the second settlement in Illinois, the territorial capital, and the first state capital stood two miles southwest of here. Fort Kaskaskia State Park and the Menard Home are memorials to this once prominent village.
 
Erected 1935 by the State of Illinois.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 58.586′ N, 89° 52.816′ W. Marker is near Ellis Grove, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker is at the intersection of Illinois Route 3 and Shawneetown Trail (County Route 3), on the right when traveling north on State Route 3. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4601 Co Rd 3, Ellis Grove IL 62241, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Fort Kaskaskia (approx. 1.7 miles away); Garrison Hill Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); Looking For a Few Good Men
Kaskaskia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
2. Kaskaskia Marker
Marker is at the intersection of Illinois Route 3 and Shawneetown Trail.
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Fort Kaskaskia Shelter (approx. 1.7 miles away); Kaskaskia Village (approx. 1.7 miles away); Kaskaskia Island (approx. 1.7 miles away); Home of Pierre Menard (approx. 1.7 miles away); Dedicated in Memory of George Rogers Clark (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ellis Grove.
 
Also see . . .  Kaskaskia, Illinois on Wikipedia. History of the forgotten state capital city, which currently has no more than 15 residents. (Submitted on November 30, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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