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

Fort de Chartres In The Illinois Country

 
 
Fort de Chartres In The Illinois Country Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
1. Fort de Chartres In The Illinois Country Marker
Inscription.  This drawing shows Fort de Chartres as it looked during the last years it was controlled by France. The 15-foot walls enclosed an open parade ground and a number of buildings, including barracks for the troops, housing for the officers, a chapel, a bakery, a storehouse, and a powder magazine for strong ammunition. The main gate opened on to the Mississippi River, while the back gate faced the bluffs.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles.
 
Location. 38° 5.155′ N, 90° 9.475′ W. Marker is near Prairie du Rocher, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker can be reached from Illinois Route 155. Marker is located at Fort de Chartres State Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1350 State Rte 155, 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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort de Chartres (about 300 feet away); Lewis and Clark in Illinois (about 400 feet away); Ste. Anne's Church (approx. 0.4 miles
Fort de Chartres In The Illinois Country Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
2. Fort de Chartres In The Illinois Country Marker
Marker is off a walkway that leads from the parking lot to the reconstructed fort
away); Pierre Laclede at Chartres (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Calvary (approx. 2.2 miles away); Kidd, Illinois (approx. 2.3 miles away); German World War I Howitzer (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prairie du Rocher.
 
Also see . . .  Fort de Chartres on Wikipedia. (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 30, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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