Near Prairie du Rocher in Randolph County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Pierre Laclede at Chartres
The house was later owned by a British officer and was abandoned around 1770.
It was rediscovered as an archaeological site in 1998.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1763.
Location. 38° 4.81′ N, 90° 8.661′ W. Marker is near Prairie du Rocher, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker is on Stringtown Road (Illinois Route 155) west of Dufrenne Lane, on the right when traveling east. Marker is actually located on a dirt road that goes around Onemile Race Creek, but can still be seen from Stringtown Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1726 Stringtown Rd, Prairie du Rocher IL 62277, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ste. Anne's Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort de Chartres (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fort de Chartres In The Illinois Country Welcome to Fort de Chartres State Historic Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lewis and Clark in Illinois (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Calvary (approx. 1.4 miles away); Heritage Wheat Revival (approx. 2.3 miles away); German World War I Howitzer (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prairie du Rocher.
Also see . . . Pierre Laclede on Wikipedia. Laclede, as the marker says, is known to be the founder of St. Louis, Missouri, along with his stepson, Auguste Chouteau. Born to a wealthy family in France in 1729, Laclede arrived in New Orleans when he was 26. He would make connections and wonder about land opportunities north of the city and up the Mississippi River, which led to St. Louis' founding. (Submitted on December 30, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 29, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.