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

The Home of Pierre Menard

1st Lieutenant Governor of Illinois

 

— 1818-1822 —

 
The Home of Pierre Menard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
1. The Home of Pierre Menard Marker
Inscription.  Here he died June 13, 1844
 
Erected 1919 by Illinois Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 37° 57.687′ N, 89° 54.377′ W. Marker is near Ellis Grove, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker can be reached from Kaskaskia Street (County Route 6) west of Shawneetown Trail (County Route 3). Marker is next to the Pierre Menard Home State Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4230 Kaskaskia St, Ellis Grove IL 62241, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Home of Pierre Menard (within shouting distance of this marker); Looking For a Few Good Men (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Fort Kaskaskia (approx. 0.2 miles away); Garrison Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Beaver Island (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dedicated in Memory of George Rogers Clark
The Home of Pierre Menard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
2. The Home of Pierre Menard Marker
Marker is on the grounds of the Pierre Menard Home State Historic Site.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Kaskaskia Village (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Kaskaskia Shelter (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ellis Grove.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pierre Menard House on Wikipedia. This historic Colonial-style home was added to the National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks in 1970. It stands as the only testament to where the first state capital once stood in its original place. (Submitted on December 2, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 

2. Pierre Menard Home. From the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website. (Submitted on December 2, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 2, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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