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Near Ellis Grove in Randolph County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Kaskaskia Village

 
 
Kaskaskia Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
1. Kaskaskia Village Marker
Inscription.  Kaskaskia Village was formed in 1703 by Kaskaskia Indians, attended by a French priest and fur traders. It grew to be the center of French life in the Illinois Country.

Occupied by British, 1765. Captured for Virginia by George Rogers Clark, 1778. Gateway to the Northwest. Capital of Illinois Territory, 1809-1818. First Capital of the State of Illinois, 1818-1819.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWar, French and Indian.
 
Location. 37° 58.123′ N, 89° 54.634′ W. Marker is near Ellis Grove, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker can be reached from Park Road. Marker is mounted on the shelter of Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 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. Dedicated in Memory of George Rogers Clark (here, next to this marker); Beaver Island (a few steps from this marker); Fort Kaskaskia Shelter (a few steps from this marker); Kaskaskia Island (a few steps from this marker); Lewis and Clark in Illinois
Kaskaskia Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
2. Kaskaskia Village Marker
Marker is on the right, mounted on the shelter - facing the Mississippi River.
(a few steps from this marker); Garrison Hill Cemetery (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Fort Kaskaskia (approx. 0.4 miles away); Looking For a Few Good Men (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ellis Grove.
 
Also see . . .  Kaskaskia on Wikipedia. This page is for the Native American tribe, not the village. (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 40 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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