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Near Prairie du Rocher in Randolph County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lewis and Clark in Illinois

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
1. Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker
Inscription.  On December 4, 1803, William Clark and several recruits passed by this place on their expedition west. In his journal, Clark noted the stone ruins of Fort De Chartres. The party continued on to pick up supplies and then meet Meriwether Lewis in Cahokia.
 
Erected 2003 by The State of Illinois & Illinois Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationForts and Castles. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list.
 
Location. 38° 5.214′ N, 90° 9.521′ W. Marker is near Prairie du Rocher, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker can be reached from Stringtown Road (Illinois Route 155). Marker is on the grounds of Fort de Chartres State Historic Site, at the parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1499 Stringtown Rd, Prairie du Rocher IL 62277, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Fort de Chartres State Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort de Chartres In The Illinois Country
Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
2. Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker
Marker is on the grounds of Fort de Chartres State Historic Park, near the parking lot and the shelter, off the sidewalk path.
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort de Chartres (about 700 feet away); Ste. Anne's Church (approx. half a mile away); Pierre Laclede at Chartres (approx. 0.9 miles away); Kidd, Illinois (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Calvary (approx. 2.3 miles away); German World War I Howitzer (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prairie du Rocher.
 
 
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 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 2, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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