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

George Rogers Clark Campsite

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
1. George Rogers Clark Campsite Marker
Inscription.  In the third year of the American War for Independence, Lt. Col. George Rogers Clark and his army of 170 Virginia volunteers camped 5 miles southeast of here. On July 2, 1778, Clark made the fourth of five camps on his march from Fort Massac to Kaskaskia. Two days later Clark liberated Kaskaskia, and then moved east to Vincennes, thus securing the Illinois Territory from the British and their Indian allies.
 
Erected 2007 by Bowman's Company, City of Ava and the 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° 53.139′ N, 89° 29.575′ W. Marker is in Ava, Illinois, in Jackson County. Marker is on South 3rd Street (County Route 7) south of East Seldon Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located at Bower Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 308 S 3rd St, Ava IL 62907, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James "Gene" Korando
George Rogers Clark Campsite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
2. George Rogers Clark Campsite Marker
Marker is located at Bower Park, looking north
(approx. 7.2 miles away); Elizabeth Jenkins Logan (approx. 11.9 miles away); Major General John A. Logan (approx. 11.9 miles away); Israel Blanchard (approx. 12 miles away); Dr. John Logan (approx. 12 miles away); Logan Day 1914 (approx. 12 miles away); Conrad Will of Brownsville (approx. 12 miles away); Jackson County, Illinois (approx. 12 miles away).
 
More about this marker. According to the Illinois State Historical Society's website, the marker was dedicated on March 1, 2007. 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 fourth, in chronological order of Clark and his troops' way to Kaskaskia.
 
Also see . . .  George Rogers Clark on Wikipedia. (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 44 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 2, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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