Near Ellis Grove in Randolph County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Garrison Hill Cemetery
Heroes Lie Here
In 1881, flooding caused the Mississippi to change course and pour into the Kaskaskia River. The village of Kaskaskia was not entirely flooded, but the (unreadable) current would soon destroy it. By 1909, the old village had disappeared.
Feel free to walk through the cemetery and look for the names of early Illinois pioneers on the gravestones
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Disasters. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
Location. 37° 58.046′ N, 89° 54.532′ W. Marker is near Ellis Grove, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker is on Park Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located at the cemetery, Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4374-4372 Park Rd, 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. Fort Kaskaskia Shelter (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kaskaskia Village (about 700 feet away); Dedicated in Memory of George Rogers Clark (about 700 feet away); Kaskaskia Island (about 700 feet away); Lewis and Clark in Illinois (about 700 feet away); Site of Fort Kaskaskia (approx. ¼ mile away); Looking For a Few Good Men (approx. ¼ mile away); The Home of Pierre Menard (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ellis Grove.
Also see . . . Garrison Hill Cemetery (Findagrave.com). 235 interments have been recorded on the cemetery's profile, as of 12/31/2020. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.